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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