Day in history for December 1, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The Rock Island City Council has ordered night watchmen to cry each hour of the night, starting at 11 p.m. and ending at 4 a.m.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- In November, 840 trains and 13,680 pedestrians passed over the Rock Island bridge. Steamboats through the bridge numbered 226.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Seven steamboats are at Kahlke's boat yards for repairs.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- After many years as 145, The Argus telephone number has been changed to 6000. If and when dial phones come to the city, The Argus has been informed that it may keep that number.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Emma Jean Bird is a patient in Mercer County Hospital, Aledo, as a result of demonstrating some intricate steps of the modern dance, a course she took the last six weeks at Western State College, Macomb. While home for the Thanksgiving holidays she was showing her sister, Rita, some dances she had learned. She fell on the living room floor and fractured a bone in her foot.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A pilot was forced to land an air taxi service plane without his landing gear down at the Quad-City Airport this morning after the plane apparently lost use of its engines. The pilot, who was alone, was not injured, and there was only minor damage to the plane.
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