Day in history for July 29, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A 4-story business building has been started by Charles Buford and a 3-story one by Bailey And Boyle. Ainsworth And Lynde are building a brick warehouse for forwarding railroad and steamboat freight on commission.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Among those returning from Island Wild, popular summer resort for Rock Island people, is C.W. Negus. He visited Chicago on his way home.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Mr. and Mrs. Charles McHugh and daughter Elizabeth have anchored their houseboat Rambler at Petersen's Island below this city and will remain three weeks. They invite their friends to visit them on the boat.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- A homeless transient who said he is 103 years old has been given shelter at the Rock Island Rescue Mission.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The citizens of the Geneseo Community Unit School District approved bond issues totaling $298,000 at an election Wednesday. A total of 2,277 votes were cast, the second largest vote cast in a school election since the organization of the unit district.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- When the dust clears this fall, an expanded Esterdahl Mortuary, 1216 5th Ave., Moline, will be able to offer two simultaneous funerals and total building accessibility for the handicapped. Steps throughout the century-old funeral home will be replaced by ramps and the front door entrance will be moved to ground level on the building's north side.
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