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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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