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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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