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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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