Day in history for November 14, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
It gave us great pleasure to see that the Rev. Mr. Wilson was able, by the aid of crutches, to go on the street today. Our readers will remember that he had a leg broken some weeks since while driving into town from Camden.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A report reached this city that the Milan Paper Co.'s mill was on fire and that a call had been made upon our city fire department for assistance. A later report says the fire was only the burning of straw back of the mill.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The steam heating plant that was installed at St. Mary's Church, 4th Avenue and 22nd Street, Rock Island, by Ward And McMahon was operated for the first time, and was satisfactory.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Permits for 106 houses so far in 1929 set a record for new homes in one year in Rock Island.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Torkel A. Torkelson, Davenport, lost their lives Sunday in an auto mishap near Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. Torkelson was supreme oracle of Royal Neighbors of America, having head offices in Rock Island.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Collections in the Geneseo Community Park District's swimming pool fund drive have reached $43,312, or 27 percent of the goal, according to Todd Sieben, drive chairman. A door-to-door campaign will be conducted Sunday afternoon.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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