Day in history for October 15, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The Know Nothing secret political party has been watched and caught. About 50 members met at midnight in the attic of the Rock Island Collegiate Institute and Female Seminary. The Argus has a list of nearly all who were there and shall publish the names of those political desperadoes, if necessary.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Henry Carse and John Retticker have formed a firm to trade in boots and shoes on 2nd Avenue, opposite the Rock Island House.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- A deck hand who disappeared from the steamboat Helen Blair was murdered, it is now believed. His probable slayer, another deck hand, has been arrested in Kansas City, Mo.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The name of the new football stadium will be Rock Island Public Schools Stadium. The name was suggested by Theodore E. Anderson and Letha Wright. More than 600 names were received. Seventy-six people proposed the name Black Hawk Stadium.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- John Anderson, 10, pulled two small girls from the path of a car at 18th Ave. and 27th St., Rock Island. John is a sixth grader and a safety patrol boy at Audubon School.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island councilmen are considering tougher enforcement of residency requirements for city employees, a move Mayor James Davis warns could work an economic hardship on as many as 60 workers.
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