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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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