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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