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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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