Day in history for September 11, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Five thousand land seekers are expected to leave the eastern states for Nebraska within the next few weeks. About a hundred persons left Chicago Thursday afternoon, headed for Nebraska.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Athletics are practicing nightly for the boat races next Saturday. The 4-oared shell will be manned by Tom Rodman, Forey Heath, L.G. Andrews and Ben T. Cable.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- All the Methodist churches of this region have petitioned the Illinois conference for the return of their present pastors.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The annual picnic of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau is expected to attract 3,000 persons.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Mayor Carl F. Bauer of Rock Island today revealed city officials currently are studying the economic feasibility of continuing the city's river-rail terminal as a municipal function or selling it to private enterprise.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Atmospheric conditions triggered a telephone ''traffic jam'' this morning that snarled long-distance calls throughout much of the state, including the Quad-Cities. Fog and high humidity scrambled the company's long distance microwave relay system serving Peoria, Rockford, Kankakee and 65,000 Quad-City area customers, according to Gary Robinson, area phone company manager.
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