Day in history for November 10, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
A fine block of brick houses built near the courthouse by W.L. Lee, banker, this season burned to the ground at 2 a.m. today. The general impression is that the houses were fired by a political enemy of Mr. Lee, who was the anti-slavery candidate for the legislature.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The roadway on the island between Davenport and Rock Island is being macadamized in a most durable manner.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The new east wing of the Modern Woodmen of America building will be ready for occupancy by January 1905.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The financial campaign of the Rock Island baseball team has been aided by the sale of a young catcher, John Graham, to a major league team for $1,000.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Dedication of the new $500,000 Rock Island YWCA, 3rd Avenue and 16th Street, will take place Wednesday at 8 p.m. The building will be dedicated to the memory of the late Mrs. John H. Hauberg, a founder and the first president of the local YWCA.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Prophetstown police found themselves the victims of marijuana thieves. According to Police Chief Larry VanDyke, the thieves broke a 6- by 4-foot plate glass window at the police station and then forced a Plexiglas display window to get at a display of drug paraphernalia which included a plastic bag full of cannabis.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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