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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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