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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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