Day in history for November 3, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The superior quality of flour manufactured at the celebrated Camden Mills is too well known to require any commendations from us.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Argus announced that unless Gen. Hancock, Democratic presidential candidate, carried New York, James A. Garfield, Republican candidate, would be elected president. The New York returns were in doubt as the paper went to press.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Gov. Charles E. Deneen will address a Republican rally in Moline tonight.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Robert M. Bahnsen, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Bahnsen, Rock Island, manager of the Muscatine, Iowa, airport, today was recovering from injuries sustained yesterday afternoon in an airplane crash in which his companion, Richard Heitz, Muscatine, was killed.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Iowa's first regional shopping center, located at Kimberly Rd. and Harrison St., north of Davenport, will be known as the ''Village Shopping Center.''

1980 -- 25 years ago
Arsenal Commander Col. John Kronkaitis accepted a saber from a horseman and with a flash of steel cut the ribbon this morning to officially dedicate the new $8.4 million bridge linking Arsenal Island and Moline.

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