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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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