Day in history for November 8, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island County gave majorities to Fusion (anti-slavery) candidates with one exception. John B. Turner, Davenport, who favors the Nebraska bill compromise, carried this county as a nominee to the Illinois legislature.

1879 -- 125 years ago
That the new invention, the telephone, is appreciated is shown by the fact that the number of subscribers in Rock Island has reached 45. The plow works, the waterworks, two railroad stations, the circuit clerk's office, and the Rock Island House are the newest renters of telephones.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Young People's Society of Broadway Presbyterian Church will receive election returns in the church parlors tonight. H.A. Weld and W.E. McIntyre will interpret the returns.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Fifteen thousand people watched the state corn-husking contest held in a field south of the Tri-Cities. Harold Holmes of Woodhull, champion two years ago, won again.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Moline Post of the American Legion will dedicate its new $175,000 building at 15th Street and 17th Avenue at 10 a.m. Thursday, Veterans Day. The structure will be dedicated to the memory of Moline's ''hero dead of all wars.''

1979 -- 25 years ago
Ardan Catalog Showroom, 4401 41st St., Moline, opened today. The store features 40,000 square feet of display space.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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