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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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