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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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