Day in history for November 16, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The steamer J. McKee is offering a pleasure excursion, Rock Island to Muscatine and return. Tickets per couple, $3, with dinner provided.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A reckless driver of a bone wagon ran right into J. Starkey's buggy today. The bone wagon man kept right on going, without looking back to see what damage had been done. Mr. Starkey resides at Bowling and is the great fruit grower of that section.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Flint attracted a good audience for their hypnotism novelties at the Illinois Theater last night.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Two neighbors of this area placed first and second in the national cornhusking contest held at Platte City, Mo. Walter Olson of Rio won first and Harold Holmes was second.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The W.T. Grant store at 1613 5th Ave., Moline, will open Friday morning, Nov. 26. Merchandise will be displayed on two floors, under the company's four-stores-in-one merchandising program. The building, built especially for Grant's, is air conditioned and features the newest in retail store lighting.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The United Food and Commercial Workers, defeated in a bid to unionize Lutheran Hospital employees, is seeking to have the election results overturned by the National Labor Relations Board.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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