Day in history for July 4, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Blakely Orchestral Chorus Company has arrived in our city and will give one of their unrivaled concerts this evening at the courthouse. We would advise our citizens to avail themselves of this opportunity of hearing fine music.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Reporter is the name of a newspaper started at Reynolds by J.R. Harrick.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Maloney have gone to St. Louis to make a two-week visit at the exposition.

1929 -- 75 years ago
James F. Witter was elected for the fifth time as president of the Rock Island Board of Education.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Several Rock Island and Moline buildings will be featured in the July issue of Architecture and Design. The entire issue of the magazine is devoted to the work of Swanson and Maiwald, Moline, architects and engineers. The magazine will include a sketch of the proposed new Moline Senior High School.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The ring on Brad C. Hanson's finger never meant more than it does today. Hanson lost the ring 11 years ago. He was duck hunting in a marshy lake near Columbus, Ind., when he noticed the ring had slipped from his finger. A girl walking along a beach this spring near where he was hunting came to his rescue. Inscribed on the still shiny ring were Hanson's initials, the name of the college and the year he graduated.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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