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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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