Day in history for August 2, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Stock is being sold in a company, which will manufacture gas to light Rock Island streets. Directors of the firm are N.B. Buford, L.M. Webber, M.B. Osborn, William Bailey and William Herrick, all local men.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Silver Wave, Capt. Van Sant, came upriver last night with 600 Muscatine excursionists. The Social Cornet Band left the boat to march to The Argus and serenade us.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Elijah K. Allen, 72, died in his Milan home. He served 4 1/2 years in the Union Army during the Civil War.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The remodeled Riviera Theater, formerly the Majestic, reopened today.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Business office employees of The Argus and a customer escaped injury when the large plate glass bulletin window on the 4th Avenue side of the building was blown in by a terrific gust of wind during the sudden unexpected storm, which struck the Quad-Cities area about 3:30 p.m. Monday. Employees of The Argus said they heard a ''terrific crash'' and that glass flew and papers were scattered around the office as the wind came in the opening.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- An elderly Moline woman told police she watched a youth pluck a girdle off her clothesline and run off down an alley with it Wednesday. Catherine Colligan, 1203 24th Ave., said the girdle was worth $22.50. She said she did not know the youth.
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