Day in history for October 27, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- City Marshal Joseph Johnston, Esq., has completed a careful census which shows Rock Island has a population of 5,337. This is an increase of 3,600 people in the last four years. The census shows 595 dwelling houses in the city. In one house six families live, owing to the shortage of dwellings.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Work has started on construction of another paper mill for John F. Ellsworth on Rock River near the Sears flour mill.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island Democrats will go in force to Milan tomorrow night to promote the candidacy of David W. Matthews for congress.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- During a pep rally for the Moline-Davenport football game, a riot developed among students and spectators. After damage had been done in the Moline business district, 23 young men were arrested.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Two employees of Oscar Mayer Meat Packing Co., Davenport, were in temporarily serious condition at Mercy Hospital from the effects of inhaling ammonia gas. Both men were overcome when a break in an ammonia pipe occurred.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- For the third year in a row, Jeff Skillett of Silvis has won the district Pass, Punt and Kick competition sponsored by the Ford Motor Co. Skillett will now advance to Milwaukee where he will compete in the 10-year-old division.
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