Day in history for February 4, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Davenport Gazette need not come across the river to trumpet its opposition to the Rock Island bridge now being built. There is enough opposition to the bridge on this side already.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The musical comedy ''Pinafore'' is playing at Harper's Theater.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Edward Hause, son of Alderman William Hause, was injured while coasting at Long View Park.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A homesick cadet from Chicago started a fire in the dormitory of the Illinois Military School, Aledo. All occupants of the dormitory escaped injury.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Mayors of the Quad-Cities area have been invited to participate in a program honoring the McGuire Sisters at the automobile show at the Rock Island Armory Sunday afternoon. The chief executives of the cities have been asked to present the three sisters with a memento from their respective cities.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A Rock Island man and his wife told police they were chased from Mount Joy, Iowa, to Rock Island's 23rd Street and 5th Avenue by a man shooting at them from a pickup truck. The couple told police the man was armed with a revolver. The couple was not injured and nothing appeared to have struck their car.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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