Day in history for November 6, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The many friends of the Rt. Rev. Henry W, Lee, bishop of the diocese of Iowa, will learn with pleasure that he arrived in Davenport last Saturday. We are informed that Bishop Lee will make Davenport his future residence.

1880 -- 125 years ago
It was announced that the biggest dog in this district is owned by Robert Burchell of Erie. The animal weighs 185 pounds and is still growing.

1905 -- 100 years ago
''An Orphan's Prayer'' will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater on the evening of Nov. 14.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Harold Holmes, Woodhull farmer, won the state corn husking championship at Shirley, Ill.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Area grid fans have contributed a total of $329.25 toward the support of the U.S. Olympic team's competition in the world games. Saturday at the Augustana-Lake Forest College football game $47.50 was received. Earlier, fans at the Rock Island-Moline High School game contributed $281.75.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Pre-election polls favored the white-tailed deer and red fox in the election for state animal, but vigorous campaigning by the raccoon party at Logan School, 1602 25th St., Moline, swung the vote in the ring-tailed animal's favor.

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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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