Out of the past 11/6/04

Saturday, November 6, 2004

25 years ago: Nov. 6, 1979

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian demonstrators threaten to execute about 60 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran if the U.S. government tries to rescue them; meanwhile, Iranian Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan has resigned and Ayatolla Rhollah Khomeini told his Revolutionary Council to take over the government.

Cape Girardeau County's new $1.3 million jail is already filled to capacity, and the large number of prisoners is "a real security risk," says Sheriff James J. Below.

50 years ago: Nov. 6, 1954

While the vote totals were changed in each instance, the official count of ballots cast in Tuesday's general election and the tabulation of absentee ballots failed to make any changes in originally announced results.

With large blocks of cards still unreported, the Cape Girardeau United Fund campaign moved to 67.7 percent of its goal on the strength of reports made yesterday; total contributions rose to $32,636.

75 years ago: Nov. 6, 1929

The Bank of Whitewater fails to open for business in the morning and is placed in the hands of the state banking department; the decision to close the institution was reached at a stockholders' meeting last night, at which it was shown that the bank had failed to make money and was losing ground steadily.

Approximately 63 percent of loans made by the Southeast Missouri Agricultural Credit Corp. last spring to finance district farmers in making the 1929 crop have been repaid, and harvest, generally speaking, is not half completed.

100 years ago: Nov. 6, 1904

While working at the brick-making machinery at the mill on the West side, Russell Abernathy is struck by a beam and thrown 20 feet; he lands on his stomach and is badly bruised; his brother, Ora, goes for the doctor.

The steamer Cape Girardeau was 10 hours late last evening returning to St. Louis.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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