Day in history for November 29, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Four more fine buildings are being built to house stores in rapidly growing Rock Island.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Our hardware merchants received notice today of another advance of 25 cents per keg of nails. Prices keep going up and up, and there's no telling where they will stop.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Siegel found a burglar in their home last night. Detective Carnes was called and he found the burglar hiding in a closet. The man said he was the son of a respectable family in a nearby city.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Snow and a thermometer reading of 3 below zero broke a 38-year weather record for Nov. 29 in the Quad-City area.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Fred Lewis, Cordova youth who is serving as a congressional page boy in Washington, D.C., has been selected to appear on a nationally televised panel show, ``Youth Takes a Stand,'' according to Congressman Robert B. Chiperfield, U.S. Representative from Illinois' 19th district.

1979 -- 25 years ago
After more than 40 years in the egg, poultry and feed business, Ben Ward and his wife, Emma, will be closing the doors on their Hatchery And Feed Store on North Sommers St., Geneseo. They will begin their poultry-sales-only business Wednesday at their hatchery at 313 1/2 East Ogden.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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