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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