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.

Back: Available days in November 2004




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





(More History)