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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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