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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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