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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