Day in history for November 5, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Ben Harper is the only man being mentioned for mayor. We asked him today if he will run as a Know Nothing, Democrat, Whig, Republican, or as the representative of an ism, and he emphatically said party politics has nothing to do with any city election. Under the circumstances, Harper probably will be unopposed.

1879 -- 125 years ago
William Ryan, a farmer of near Cordova, was trampled to death by his team of horses when they became frightened by a train. Coroner Morris has gone to Rapids City to hold an inquest.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Nine barbershops which have been on strike reopened today. A dispute over the daily hour for opening will be settled by arbitration.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Col. D.M. King, commandant of Rock Island Arsenal, was honored by the Rock Island American Legion and presented with a past commander's pin.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Included in a four-point program announced today by C.H. Wildman, re-elected sheriff of Scott County, is the installation of radio equipment in toll houses of the Centennial and Iowa-Illinois Memorial bridges as part of the police and sheriff's net.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A huge flag raised last week over Putnam Museum in Davenport as a symbol of community involvement flies no more. The flag was taken the day after it was raised.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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