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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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