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 estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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