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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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