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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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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