Day in history for September 21, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The corn crop hereabouts is light and not very good, according to a Rock Island County Agricultural Society committee consisting of C.G. Taylor, J.A. Boyer and L. Hungerford.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Work has started on the piece of track which is to complete the Burlington Railroad into Rock Island. It will run on piling north of the Rock Island Lines roundhouse.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- E.L. Philbrook, J.A. Johnson, Walter Karr and P.E. Moore comprised the vocal quartet that received an ovation for its songs at the Republican campaign opening.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Walter F. Archer, secretary of the Rock Island Retail Bureau, said the merchants' fall opening was a big success.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The sale of the Western Stoneware Co., one of Monmouth's largest industries, was announced at a meeting of the Monmouth city council. Ninety-eight percent of the company's present stockholders plan to sell their stock to a new corporation which will be known as Monmouth Industries, Inc. The new firm will continue to operate under the Western Stoneware name.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island investigators have found duplicate city paychecks in a continuing probe of suspected embezzlement that may raise the city treasury's loss beyond the $12,500 already missing.
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