Day in history for November 16, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Stone and Boomer have commenced the work of raising the great railroad bridge. The trestle work for one span is nearly completed and we shall soon see the network of the bridge stretching out to the first pier.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Florence Herbert combination opened a week's engagement at the Harper Theater with ''Lost and Won.''

1905 -- 100 years ago
''The Two Johns'' will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater tomorrow night.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Greater enthusiasm for the presentation of the Passion Play by the Freiburg players at Augustana College Jan. 4, 5 and 6 was manifested at a meeting of the Passion Play general committee. Frank E. Brandt, chairman, presided and announced the appointment of new committee members.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Davenport city plan commission began study of proposals by the U.S. Army to build a $150,000 armory on a four-acre tract on Cram Field.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A Colona man has been accused of shooting a cow with a .50 caliber black-powder, muzzle-loading rifle. The shooting occurred in a field south of the U.S. 6-Illinois 84 junction in Colona Township.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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