Day in history for October 7, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Although the party is badly split over the slavery question, old-line Whigs of Rock Island County made their nominations at a convention. Candidates chosen include T.B. Gorton for sheriff and John Patterson for coroner.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- A Sabbath school convention for Rock Island County will be held in Port Byron on Oct. 16.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island has been invited to become host to the Illinois encampment of United Spanish War veterans in August of 1905.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- While visiting relatives in Chicago, Mrs. James Selinger became ill of pneumonia and died. She was the wife of a Rock Island dentist.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Moline Lutheran Hospital officials promised to take immediate steps to prevent further washing of mud and clay from their construction site onto 6th Street and adjoining streets and avenues during each rain.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Hours of practice, late-night rehearsals and the trials of trying a new style paid off for a St. Ambrose College choir this week. The 36-member choir harmonized their way through six songs from the altar at Des Moines' Living History Farms, five hours before Pope John Paul II would honor the farmer in his first visit to rural America.
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