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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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