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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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