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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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