Day in history for November 9, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- We regret to learn that J.C. Kimbrel, postmaster at Drury, is seriously ill and not expected to recover.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- In the general election, Republican candidates won in Rock Island County. National (Greenback) party nominees were second.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- President Theodore R. Roosevelt was re-elected, sweeping the country, coast to coast. Another Republican, Charles S. Dineen, was elected governor of Illinois.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Arthur ``Curly'' Van Nevel told Rock Island police that $20,000 had been stolen from a safe in his home.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Engineers have reported the first patches of skim ice in quiet backwater areas during recent cold nights on the Mississippi River. Main stream water temperatures in the Rock Island district, however, have been ranging from 38 to 40 degrees during the past week. Tributary and main stem river flows continued to recede from the October flood stages.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A semi-trailer tank truck carrying 350,000 gallons of ferric acid spilled between 500 and 1,000 gallons of the acid on Interstate 80, three miles east of Geneseo. Authorities say the spill poses no danger to the environment. The acid, described as corrosive, was being transported westbound on the highway from Lamont.
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