Day in history for November 25, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The warehouse built by Ainsworth And Lynde on our levee is the largest building in town, being 40 by 150 feet and three stories high. It is used by the firm of Wait And Co. for the forwarding of freight by steamboat or railroad.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A year ago crops were poor, money scarce, business prostrated. Hard times prevailed. This year there is marked improvement and we have more to be grateful for on Thanksgiving.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Showered by beans while he was riding on a street car, Constable A.F. Schmid hopped off, chased a gang of boys and captured the ringleader on 15th Street.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Charles J. Correll, formerly of Rock Island, and his partner have agreed to do their Amos 'n' Andy radio show twice daily. Correll will earn $100,000 a year.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Even if we didn't have a calendar, we'd know today is Thanksgiving. Because this is the day The Argus Santa Claus invariably picks to announce the opening of his annual appeal for funds to provide gifts for needy boys and girls of Rock Island this Christmas.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Albert Fritsch, Carbon Cliff, drives a little white three-wheeled van that gets nearly 40 miles per gallon. The vehicle, which dealers call a delivery van, costs between $4,000 and $5,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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