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: 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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