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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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