Day in history for September 23, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The new livery teams have helped give an appearance of business and prosperity to our city. Rock Island looks quite stylish.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- J.M. Beardsley, Walter Entriken, Alonzo McClain, Henry Clay Trent and W.H. Womax were named as the credentials committee for the Republican county convention.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- E.B. McKown was awarded the contract to furnish coal for the county buildings for the year. His bid was $2.80 per ton for lump and $2.45 for mine run.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- A fight between Moline and East Moline high school students, with garbage as ammunition, was broken up by police. Two youths were arrested. Teams of the two schools will meet in a football game this weekend.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- One of the largest and heaviest shipments ever to reach the Quad-City Airport, a giant piston and rod for the disabled Delta Queen, was flown in today by the Flying Tiger Airline. The parts were shipped from Fulton shipyard, Antioch, Calif.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Louise Worden spends quite a bit of time involved in ''monkey business.'' The 84-year-old Geneseo woman has just about completed 100 stuffed monkeys which have been ordered for Christmas. Her 18-inch monkeys are made from men's work socks.
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