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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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