Day in history for November 28, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Cady has removed to the new brick block, built by Mr. Charles Buford, corner of Eagle and Illinois streets, Rock Island. Entrance on Eagle Street, same door as the Republican office.

1879 -- 125 years ago
John Wills has just turned street car No. 8 out of his shop newly painted and repaired. It is a good job and George Anthony, its driver, feels very proud of it.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Trade unionists of Rock Island and Davenport are talking of forming a strong central organization.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Davenport High defeated Rock Island, 13 to 0, in their Thanksgiving Day football game.

1954 -- 50 years ago
McCabe's Department Store now has a new, modern look. An extensive store front remodeling job, valued at $16,000, has been completed. It marks the second major improvement of the Rock Island business this year, a cafeteria having been installed earlier this fall. In addition to the improvements to the store front, new gray and red tiling has been laid throughout the street-level floor, providing a much brighter interior.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Thieves who apparently came through windows from an adjacent roof over the long Thanksgiving weekend burglarized five offices in The Rock Island Bank And Trust Co. building, 208 18th St.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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