Day in history for November 8, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Our old friend, Mr. J.B. Harrington, has built a large and elegant bowling saloon in the rear of his St. Louis Exchange on Front Street.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Republicans celebrated the election of Garfield and Arthur. There were bonfires and artillery salutes.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island retail merchants will meet at the Rock Island Club with representatives of the National Farmers' Congress to consider holding the next national meeting here.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island and Whiteside County officials viewed preparations of the Great Lake Pipe Line Co. for its Mississippi River crossing between Princeton and Cordova.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Augustana College is attempting to sell a tiara bequeathed by Mrs. Elas N. Westerlin of Chicago who died in October, 1953. The tiara once belonged to Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii. The dainty tiara came to the college as part of the $700,000 Westerlin estate.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- International Harvester has purchased an assembly plant in Angers, France, where it will produce small axial-flow rotary combines, now made only at IH's East Moline Plant, to become more competitive overseas.
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