Day in history for November 20, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Ben Harper, who was elected mayor of Rock Island without opposition last week, was sworn into office today.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- B.J. Orton of Cambridge has taken two fine hogs to the fat-market show in Chicago. One of Orton's hogs weighs 850 pounds and the other 900.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Carl Busch of Moline, a switchtender, was killed today when he was crushed between two freight cars. He was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital, where his sister is a nurse.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Contract for construction of Denkmann Elementary School was awarded today to Stoehr and Palmgren for $147,228.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A combined post office and federal building for Rock Island has been approved by the federal budget bureau at a cost of $2,111,000, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Washington, D.C.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Two Quad-City bowlers proved they compete in an aptly named league when they rolled successive perfect games at Highland Park Bowl Monday night. Just minutes after Chris Bauman of Davenport rolled his first 300 ever in the Highland Masters league, Mike Einfeldt of Silvis duplicated the feat. It's the first time in Quad-City bowling history that two bowlers have rolled perfect games in the same league on the same night.
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