Day in history for December 2, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- In a letter to the editor, a reader complains that the Rev. Dr. Hayes desecrated the pulpit at Rock Island's Thanksgiving day union services. Dr. Hayes injected politics into his sermon when he attacked Senator Douglas for his sponsorship of the Kansas-Nebraska bill compromise on the slavery issue.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Overseer of the Poor Sweeney distributed $446.90 in November to 105 persons needing relief in this township.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Dr. R.F. Sweet, pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church for 20 years, died in the Battle Creek sanatorium of Moline.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- When the rope of a scaffold broke in Davenport, William Courtney, a sign painter, fell 40 feet to his death. Russel R. Welbourn, Rock Island, grabbed a rope at his end of the scaffold and dangled until firemen rescued him.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Construction started Tuesday on a new warehouse and offices for the B And M Electrical Distributing Co., 2727 5th Ave., Rock Island. The estimated cost is in excess of $100,000.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A Davenport gospel singing group, ''Alpha'' from Westside Assembly of God Church, captured first place in the talent search for opening acts for the Dec. 7 Pat Boone gospel music concerts at the Masonic Temple.
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