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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