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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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