Day in history for December 27, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- On Christmas Day one of Rock Island's churches conducted religious services. In the afternoon, banquets were served to the public at the various eating houses.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Pullman Company has bought the sleeping cars of the Chicago, Rock Island And Pacific Railroad. Hereafter each sleeping car will have a conductor as well as a porter.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- In a room just across the hall from the police magistrate, on the second floor of a building at Rock Island's busiest corner, police found a veritable den of thieves. The unlocked room was filled with stolen goods.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The west wing of the White House was destroyed by fire Dec. 24.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- David Washburn, 2 1/2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Washburn, 4017 24th St., Rock Island, is the youngest regular patron of the Moline Skating Rink. Roy Johnston, operator of the Moline rink, had a pair of skates small enough for David because his own son had started skating at an early age.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A hand calculator, a transistor radio and a briefcase were taken from Rock Island County Treasurer Don Jacobs' office over the holidays. Sheriff's police said entry to the main building, 1504 3rd Ave., Rock Island, was made with a master key.
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