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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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