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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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