Day in history for November 7, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Arnold, of the Island City Hotel, returned from the East. We are glad to see him back. The patrons of the house may expect that his particular department will assume its accustomed regularity again. The efficiency and dignity of the carving table has suffered some in his absence.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island House is being handsomely painted from top to bottom. It will be thoroughly overhauled and placed in first class condition. The trade of this popular hotel is daily increasing.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Platt-Dutchen-Broder of Rock Island will give the first masquerade ball of the season at the Turner Hall Sat., Nov. 12. Tickets 50 cents a couple. Extra ladies 25 cents.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Dean Haddick is the new president of the Rock Island County Christian Endeavor Union.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Charles R. Adamson, Scott County deputy conservation officer, reported chemical tests conducted on water samples from the Mississippi River failed to uncover any clues which might clear up the mystery of pollution in the deaths of thousands of fish.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Local Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Quad-Cities Nuclear Power Station officials found no radiation or contamination when they checked a barrel marked ''Radioactive L.S.A.'' in a Cordova resident's yard.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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