Day in history for October 13, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Gangs of men are busily employed laying gas pipes through the streets of Rock Island. Several stores already have their gas fixtures in.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- A gang of tramps terrorized citizens east of Moline, showing pistols and robbing all who came in their way. A posse overtook the gang and had ropes around the necks of two tramps, but Coroner Morris persuaded the posse to allow him to handcuff the gang and bring them to the Moline calaboose.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- United Presbyterian Church will mark its 50th anniversary Oct. 25.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The Rev. A.J. Hollingsworth was elected president of the Rock Island Presbyterian alliance.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Several thousand acres of corn and soybeans appeared to have been saved from the flood waters of Rock River in the Hillsdale area through the day and night efforts of farmers who constantly patrolled the several-mile-long dike erected last year, reinforcing the weak spots.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The parents of a Colona School student are hoping to interest other parents in getting a private bus service started here. Jerry Schreiner and his wife, Dorothy, have approached the Dan-A-Way Bus Service, Coal Valley, and School Superintendent Eddie Sperry about the possibility of starting such a service.
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