Day in history for August 31, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A new paper has been started in Moline by Amos Smith, a printer who comes from the Prairie Farmer office, Chicago. The newspaper will be called ''The Moline Workman.''
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Many ladies occupied seats in the balcony of Rock Island's new armory as the Rodman Rifles were officially inspected by visiting officers last night.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Over half the stock necessary for operation has been subscribed to in the proposed Rock Island County Fair Association.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- A Communist party organizer was arrested by police as he distributed handbills without a permit at the gates of the Servus Rubber Company plant. He also was arrested last night in Moline for failure to have a permit to hold a street meeting.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The theft of a case of syrup and five cases of vegetable cooking oil from a railroad freight car somewhere between Davenport and Silvis has been reported to Rock Island police by R.E. Hayes, special agent for the Rock Island Lines.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The Upper Rock Island County Family YMCA in Moline is now taking registrations for Disco Dance instructions to be held at the YMCA for eight weeks, beginning Sept. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. The class is open to the public for a fee of $25 for Y members and $35 for non-members.
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