Day in history for August 14, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The Republican office tenders its thanks to Mr. D.D. Smith of the Graham House for a liberal supply of choice cigars.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The socialistic, communal life of the Bishop Hill Colony in Henry County will be no more after an auction Sept. 5 divides the rest of the lots and lands of the colony.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. Margaret Woltman and daughter Pauline left today for St. Louis, where Miss Pauline will make her second concert appearance at the World's Fair.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- ''On with the Show,'' starring Betty Compton, will be the first all-talking film photographed in natural colors to be shown in Rock Island, at the Fort Theater.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A deluxe packaging method to prevent damage to long playing records during shipment has been developed by a former Rock Island resident and once WHBF radio engineer. He is W. Robert Brittenham, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Brittenham, 1615 24th St., Rock Island.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Despite engineer reports that it is dangerously undermined and in need of ''emergency'' attention, Rock Island councilmen have put off repairs of a bridge for two weeks to have a first-hand look at the problem. The concrete bridge serves four families in the area between Watch Hill and Black Hawk State Park.
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