Day in history for November 24, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Mayor Ben Harper said in his inaugural address that Rock Island has doubled in population within the past year and now is a city of 5,000 people.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Two of the most highly esteemed members of Rock Island society were married last evening. The bride, Lucy Buford Harper, was elegantly attired in heavy white silk. In her hair were floral twigs. She was wed to Homer Jennings Lowrey.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The Elm Street electric car hit a Carse And Ohlweiler delivery wagon, injuring the driver, Scotty Schuelte.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Representatives of agencies decided to leave the question of revival of the Community Chest up to the board of directors and the Central Council of Social Agencies.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- If the experience of the last several months is any criterion, Deere And Co. employees are the luckiest cribbage players in the land. Herman A. Heimbeck, Rock Island, joined the ranks of Deere men who recently have drawn perfect 29-point hands.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Charles Howell is a shy man, but when he talks of God and country, he shouts his faith to the world in brilliant colors that can never fade away. Howell is the artist who painted the big murals on the side of McKay's Plating, Hampton, and Hobby House Ceramics, East Moline.
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