Day in history for November 6, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Candidates for aldermen in the Rock Island city election next week are T.J. Buford, P.S. Albert, James Copp and J.S. Smith. Running for police magistrate are Cornelius Lynde, Sr., and A.F. Swander.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Bazaar of All Nations is being held in Turner Hall. Among the attractions are Mrs. Jarley and Little Nell.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Frank M. Tindall, 61, a resident of this county since his birth, died in his home here. He resided at the Tindall ''Old Homestead'' until 1874, when he married Mary Emily Crampton.

1929 -- 75 years ago
So far $3,000 has been raised in the campaign to save professional baseball in Rock Island.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Fred H. Boetje, 71, of Big Island, president of Boetje Foods, Inc., Rock Island, died at 7 p.m. Friday in his home after an illness of five years. Until he was taken ill five years ago, Mr. Boetje was in active management of the business, originally founded by his father, for nearly 50 years. Active management of the firm was taken over at the time Mr. Boetje was taken ill by his sons, Charles S., James L. and Bernard W. Boetje.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Moline's meter department reported to police that a parking meter on 14th Street between 4th and 6th avenues was taken over the weekend, meter, post and all.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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