Day in history for December 15, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Galesburg now has railroad transportation to Chicago and the Central Military Tract railroad is being pushed from Galesburg to Monmouth.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Coal is very scarce in Rock Island. Not a pound was available in the yards on the levee at 10 o'clock in the morning. Most of the miners in the county are on strike.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- A buggy was stolen last night from William Klockau's wagon shop.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Mayor Chester C. Thompson today banned Saturday midnight shows at one of the smaller Rock Island movie houses. He acted following investigation of the shows by the Parent-Teacher Association.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The Erie Fire Department was called to the Harold Brooks home at 10 a.m. Monday when an automatic washing machine exploded. Mrs. Brooks had washed some articles of clothing in gasoline and then washed them in hot water. Thinking all of the gasoline was out of them, she then put them in the automatic washer which exploded and blew the door off.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A Rock Island grocery store has been disqualified for six months from participating in the federal food stamp program by the Department of Agriculture. Gate-O-Lane Market, 1501 5th St., has been accepting food stamp coupons for ineligible items.
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