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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