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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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