Day in history for November 27, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The Argus editor has never seen a larger or neater cook room than the one in the Island City Hotel.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The locomotive and four cars of a freight train were hurled into the river today when a span of the bridge between Rock Island and the island collapsed. Engineer Hank Seely and Fireman James Means were severely injured.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Jessie L. Duncan, 22, daughter of an engineer on the Rock Island railroad, died of appendicitis.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Jacob Bleuer, 77, one of the members for many years of the formerly well-known Bleuer's band of Rock Island, died today in Chicago.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Officials of the Illinois Sanitary Water Board at Springfield promised to make a full-scale investigation following the disclosure by a group of employees of Farmall Works, International Harvester Co., that the Rock Island plant last week dumped about 1,000 gallons of a cyanide solution in Sylvan Slough.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Countless hours of study and 5,000 miles of travel helped 7-year-old Nellie earn her U.D. degree. The U.D., Utility Dog degree, is the canine world's equivalent of a college sheepskin. The golden sable collie is owned and trained by Dr. John K. Schmidt of rural Sherrard.
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