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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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