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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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."

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