Day in history for November 2, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The board of directors of the Warsaw And Rockford railroad met in Rock Island and voted to give the contractors a year or more of time to complete the road along the Rock Island Rapids and to finish the section from Nauvoo to Oquawka.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Argus with this issue passes under the exclusive control of Milton Jones, who has bought out Col. J.B. Danforth and J.S. Drake. Henry Abell will be editor and Louis A. LeClaire business manager.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The steamer Warsaw left the Rock Island dock today for the lower Mississippi, where the boat will carry cotton during the winter.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Eva Handelman won the Big Nine girls' declamation contest for Rock Island High School.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The booking sheet at the Rock Island police station carried the following notation this morning: ''Jane Doe, a deer, U.S.A.'' The police station bullpen thus had an unusual occupant this morning and a companion deer was still roaming free in Rock Island.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County Sheriff Randy Heaton said this morning he will appeal a Moline Police Pension Board decision revoking his monthly disability pension of $541.50 that he has been receiving for five years. The pension board found Heaton ''fit for duty'' about two weeks ago.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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