Day in history for November 4, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The numerous friends of Leonard W. Volk will be glad to know that he has safely arrived in Europe. We are very sure that Rock Island will be proud of the achievement he will make in the profession he has chosen. Mr. Volk, brother of C.G. Volk of Rock Island, was on his way to Rome to study art.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Argus was still claiming that the presidential election was in doubt, affirming that the result continued to hinge on New York.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Memorial resolutions were adopted last night by the medical and surgical staff of St. Anthony's Hospital in memory of the late Mother Superior Mary Michael.

1930 -- 75 years ago
H.L. Davis, Toledo, Ohio, accepted a position as general secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, it was announced today by the ''Y'' board of directors.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A stained glass window in memory of Ida D. and Adele Goldstein will be dedicated at 8 tonight in Florence Frankel Memorial Hall at the Tri-City Jewish Center, during late Sabbath eve services.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Someone shot out two plate glass windows valued at about $500 sometime during the weekend at Landin's Lamps, 3152 23rd Ave., Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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