Day in history for October 23, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Steamships bring news to New York of three victories by the allies over Russia and the fall of Sebastopol a month ago. According to these dispatches, the French and English suffered 10,000 killed and the Russians 18,000. The allies captured 22,000 Russians.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- John Reticker, a pioneer who lived years ago near the cemetery on Camden (Milan) Road, died in Viola at 79.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The 50th anniversary of Rock Island's United Presbyterian Church was observed today.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Bob Radall, an air mail pilot who is well-known here, saved the town of Unionville, Mo., from destruction by fire last night. He dived over a house to awaken residents and then used his landing lights to guide them to the blaze on Main Street.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The city of Rock Island today was named one of 22 finalists in the 1954 All-America Cities contest sponsored by the National Municipal League and Look magazine.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The largest load ever to be transported by highway over so long a distance will pass near the Quad-Cities next week on Interstate 80. A massive 107-ton prototype superconducting electromagnet is being transported from the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, near Chicago, to Palo Alto, Calif.
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