Day in history for November 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We hear that the late high winds have raised one side of the new market house roof. It is a pity the whole concern was not blown into the river. We are inclined to believe that it will always be known by the name of ''Harper's Folly.''

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Liquor Dealers' Association was organized yesterday at Turners Hall.

1905 -- 100 years ago
At a meeting of businessmen last night it was decided to offer every possible inducement to the National Farmers' Congress to convene here next October.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The anniversary of the armistice of 1918 will be observed in the Quad-Cities tomorrow with parades, saluting guns, and the messages of patriotic speakers.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. George Oliver, Hillsdale, will serve as chairman of the 1955 Christmas Seal Sale to raise funds for tuberculosis control in Rock Island County. The 49th annual sale opens next Wednesday.

1980 -- 25 years ago
About 1,500 Tampico area residents, more than the town's population of 850, congregated on Main Street Sunday for a group portrait. The backdrop for the photograph was the birthplace of president-elect Ronald Reagan, who was born in Tampico in 1911.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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