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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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