Day in history for November 1, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus was informed by Mr. Harper that an announcement of his name in the Advertiser as a candidate for reelection to the office of mayor was unauthorized by him and that he was not a candidate.

1880 -- 125 years ago
It was announced that the returns of the presidential election would be received at The Argus office tomorrow evening by specials of the American Union Telegraph Co., which will place an instrument in The Argus office.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Charles Boltz, a former resident of Rock Island, died in Chicago yesterday of pneumonia.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island won the Big Nine declamatory contest for the third consecutive year.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The East Moline Kiwanis Club celebrated its first anniversary last night with a dinner meeting in the First Presbyterian Church.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Archie R. McCardell, chief executive of International Harvester Co., won't have to repay a $1.8 million loan because of the firm's financial performance in fiscal 1979. McCardell borrowed the money as part of his compensation package when he came to Harvester from Xerox Corp. in September 1977. He used it to buy 60,000 shares of Harvester stock.

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