Day in history for September 20, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A channel has been put through Campbell's chain in the Rock Island rapids of the Mississippi River so that there never will be less than four feet of water for navigation.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- William Lee Jr. was appointed mine inspector for Rock Island County for the ensuing year.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Spreading of the rails was blamed for the wreck of a merchandise train of the Rock Island Lines at 38th Street. Seven cars were derailed.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- H.H. Cleaveland, Illinois Director of Public Works, will address the convention of the Illinois Association of Insurance Agents.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The Bonnie Lassies, a corps of baton twirlers under the direction of Bonnie Groves, Rock Island, placed second at a National Baton Twirlers Association contest at Fulton. Members of the newly organized corps range in age from 14 to 16. They practice weekly in Moline.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The old Hofson House at 804 11th Ave., Moline, was leveled yesterday to provide room for a parking lot for visitors to Butterworth Center, the Deere-Wiman House, and the Rock Island County Historical House. The old home was the former Episcopal manse, and was purchased from the Episcopal church by the William Butterworth Memorial Trust.
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