Day in history for December 20, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A company of our citizens has bought 80 acres between Rock Island and Camden for a cemetery. We hear that Judge Bailey, Holmes Hakes, Judge Spencer, Mayor Harper, former Mayor Frizzell, N.B. Buford, Charles Buford and M.S. Herrick are the prominent men in the company.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Rock Island's principal streets have been leveled and macadamized, sidewalks have been built all over town and gullies have been filled under the administration of Mayor E.P. Reynolds.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- William Annawalt, 41, formerly of Rock Island, was killed when he was hit by a train at Grenola, Kan. He was assistant superintendent of the Rock Island Lumber Company's yards throughout Kansas.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- President and Mrs. G.A. Andreen of Augustana College were honored at a surprise party on their return from Europe.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Moline streets will get the salt treatment this winter in order to combat slippery driving conditions. The street department is scheduled to get delivery within less than 30 days of a new chemical spreader.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Moline Fire Chief Don Maroon said today he will oppose the implementation of a paramedics program that would train firefighters in emergency room medical techniques.
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