Day in history for July 16, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The national government is determined to remove intruders on the island of Rock Island, including the railroad. Contractors have been notified to stop work and remove their property within 15 days.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The strike of saw mill hands for a 10-hour day continue. A settlement soon seems unlikely.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Truman Plantz of Warsaw was elected general counsel of Modern Woodmen of America.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Soviet Russia delivered a three-day ultimatum to China, it has been learned, and war between the two nations seems near. President Chiang Kai-Shek is holding emergency sessions with his advisers.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Thomas J. Meersman, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Meersman of 1915 35th St., Moline, will be ordained as a Catholic priest in Vatican City Sunday after five years of study there. Following his ordination, he will spend another year of study in Rome and then return to the United States. Meersman is the first member of the Sacred Heart parish to be ordained in Rome.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Construction work of a new four-lane bridge on Illinois 84 over the Rock River at Green Rock-Colona will begin next Monday. The beginning of construction marks the end of over 10 years of residents' struggles to replace the 60-year-old structure, the scene of a number of fatal accidents.
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