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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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