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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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