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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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