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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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