Day in history for December 11, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A new post office has been established at Mill Creek. It's on the Monmouth line. John W. Hynes Esq. has been appointed postmaster there.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Only one load of corn was offered for sale today in Rock Island's Market Square. The roads still are deep in mud and farmers are staying home.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Joseph Jefferson and Rip Van Winkle drew a large audience to the Illinois Theater last night.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- President Hoover authorized the United States to sign an agreement for U.S. adherence to the world court at Geneva. The next step will be to ask Senate approval of the agreement.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- What started out to be a hobby now has become a profitable sideline for Mrs. Arthur Sandberg of Hampton. She specializes in making doll clothes, stuffed dolls and repairing old dolls.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- If a local cab owner's request is approved, taxi fares for Quad-Cities residents will go up 25 cents per trip as of Jan. 1. Robert Nourse, owner of Irish and Hart cabs, says he has filed notification of the increase with Davenport and Moline officials, and he plans to ask the Rock Island City Council for approval Monday night. If approved, the increase will push the minimum cost of a cab ride to $1.25 per trip.
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