Day in history for November 18, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Isaiah Drury, 76, died of cholera while he was stopping at the Rock Island House. He came to Illinois in 1836 and located near the steamboat landing in the section now known as Drury precinct.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island City Council last night canvassed the vote of the recent election and found that 774 men had voted for incorporation as a city and 155 against the new charter.

1904 -- 100 years ago
At the county convention of the Christian Endeavor Society in Memorial Christian Church, the young people adopted a resolution praising Lucy Page Gaston for her anti-cigarette crusades.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Quad-Cities executives say the sharp slump in stock market prices has not caused a slackening of local manufacturing activities.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island police batted 100 percent in recovery of 25 stolen hub caps following the arrest of four teenagers in car prowlings in Rock Island and Moline.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are seeking a man who took an undetermined amount of money in a Saturday morning armed robbery at City Line Plaza. According to police, the suspect entered The Money Shop around 9:45 a.m., supposedly in answer to a help-wanted ad. He then pulled a gun on the manager.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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