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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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