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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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