Day in history for November 4, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island City Council has appropriated $300 to fill the slough on Otter St. (12th St.) and to make a road across the swamp.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The J.M. Christy Cracker Factory of Rock Island is 1,000 barrels of crackers behind in filling its orders.

1904 -- 100 years ago
DeWolf Hopper in the play ''Wang'' will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater tomorrow night.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Frank T. Sheets, state highway engineer, will recommend the routing of a new federal road through Rock Island.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Isabel (Mrs. John V.) Bloom, 927 W. 8th St., Davenport, will be presented the $50 L.W. Ramsey Company sweepstakes award for the most outstanding work in the Quad-Cities Arts exhibition at the Davenport Municipal Gallery at a reception tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the gallery.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Vandals caused more than $21,000 worth of damage to the International Harvester Farmall Plant in Rock Island over the past three days. Three tractors awaiting shipment were shot at with a .22 caliber weapon causing about $1,000 in damage. A closed circuit television camera mounted on the roof of the main office was shot out, valued at $20,000. The incidents of violence have prompted a UAW official to issue a plea to stop the violence.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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