Day in history for June 7, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The county court of commissioners, composed of Gould, Kistler and Holmes, has rejected the city of Rock Island's application for a license to operate a ferry. The commissioners last winter reportedly informed the Illinois legislature that a second ferry here is necessary.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Four orations were given and five essays were read at the commencement exercises for Rock Island High School seniors. The only floral decoration was in memory of Ella G. Keeley, a member of the class who died a few years ago.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The Liberty Bell, a historic relic of America's war for independence, was exhibited in Rock Island for half an hour today. The bell is being taken by special train to the world's fair at St. Louis.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. E.O. Hedberg, wife of a clergyman, was killed in an auto accident as she and her husband were attending the convention of the Augustana Lutheran Synod.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A long-standing sin was the inspiration for a letter to John Haasaker, former grocer and druggist in Moline. The anonymous writer explained to Haasaker that many years ago ''I stole $2 from you.'' Enclosed were four $1 bills, repayment in kind and an extra $2 for atonement.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A cafeteria window was broken and obscenities painted on the walls of Alleman High School, 1103 40th St., Rock Island, about 6:30 a.m. Friday.
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