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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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