Day in history for November 3, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The election campaign has become a 3-way fight. Half the Whigs have gone into the new fusion (Republican) party. The Rock Island Advertiser, until this year a Whig newspaper, has joined the slavery abolitionists and now refuses to give the Whigs space. The Argus therefore is giving both the Democrats and the Whigs space for communications.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Telephone communication has been established between cities as much as 80 miles apart. The telephone is wonderful and yet it is only the beginning of miracles to come.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- A settlement of mining troubles in Illinois is believed near. Work will be resumed tomorrow at the coal mines of Sherrard.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Thomas Murphy of Bowling township won the Rock Island County corn husking contest for the fourth year in a row.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The ''Pink Ladies,'' a group of dedicated volunteer women, are a wonderful source of inspiration to patients of East Moline State Hospital fighting to regain their mental composures.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- It was a bad night all around for the Rock Island Alleman varsity football team. Not only did they lose their game Friday night against Rochelle, but the team members' wallets disappeared Friday between 5 and 7 p.m.
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