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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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