Day in history for September 17, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Col. W.B. Archer of Clark County was announced as the Whig candidate in the 7th congressional district against J.C. Allen.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Al Dart was mentioned as the next Republican candidate for alderman of the Third Ward.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- W.L. Ludolph was appointed city attorney, succeeding J.K. Scott, who resigned to run for state's attorney.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Emory J. Smull was elected master councilor of Templar chapter, Order of De Molay.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Davenport's ''grand old lady'' is putting on her party clothes, and the whole town's getting ready to celebrate. After standing vacant for three years, the Blackhawk Hotel will reopen Sept. 17. The $5.5 million renovation project ''is the most significant private investment in downtown Davenport in at least 20 years,'' says Larry Reed, executive vice president of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Police Chief Wes Greenwood and other Milan officials say several village streets are carrying a traffic load way beyond their capacity, causing traffic jams, delays, inconveniences and accidents. Illinois Department of Transportation officials say there are plans for improving state roads in Milan, but most of them will have to wait because of what they say are more pressing situations elsewhere.
Back: Available days in September 2004