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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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