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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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