Day in history for November 22, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Charles H. Spencer, 18, who drowned while hunting ducks on Rock River near Vandruff's Island, was born in Rock Island when it was a new village. He was universally beloved. The whole city is saddened by his accidental death.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Geneseo Gas Company has received its charter from Springfield. The capital of the corporation is $26,000.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Edward Bradshaw was seriously hurt when he fell from the haymow of the Henning Brewery barn.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Edwin Johnson, formerly of Rock Island, and his wife have scored new triumphs as opera singers in Europe.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Thousands of Quad-Cities kiddies got their first glimpse of the season of Santa's toyland Monday night as the ''Christmas on Wheels'' parade made its way through spectator-lined downtown Rock Island streets. It was the largest and most orderly crowd to witness a parade in recent years. Shopping activity was heavy, too.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A new documentary film on ''Bishop Hill, A Prairie Utopia,'' will have its Quad-Cities premiere showing at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Larson Hall, Augustana College. The film depicts the history of the Bishop Hill Colony, founded by Swedish immigrants to western Illinois in 1846.
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