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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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