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: 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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