Day in history for September 16, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The county board adopted an order directing the sheriff to dig a well in the courthouse yard.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Jared S. Sexton of Hillsdale was a caller in the city today, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Mary A. Sexton.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- John Furlong, employed by the Hammond Packing Company, received a severe laceration on his left forearm while unloading a car of meat.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Ten thousand people attended the first Tri-City Knights of Columbus barbecue in Blaser's grove, near Milan.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- As part of the largest mass inoculation in the United States this year, which is aimed at halting the spread of polio, is set this Sunday in Rock Island for 10,000 children. Estimates on the number to receive the gamma globulin serum were boosted from 5,000 to 10,000 by the state public health office when it was explained that preschool children as well as those through the fifth grade will be included in the inoculation program.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A fire of undetermined origin extensively damaged an office and classroom building on Rock Island Arsenal early Sunday morning. Dr. Lynn Bryant, director of the Army Management Engineering Training Activity (AMETA) program, whose facilities were housed in Building 90, said the basement is gone and the other three floors suffered heat and smoke damage.
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