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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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