Day in history for November 30, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
General Tuxbury, owner of the Island City Hotel, and one of his friends from Pittsburgh drove to the Green River prairie and brought back from their hunt two fine deer. The deer was served for dinner at the hotel Sunday.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Again we are compelled to record another death by the premature discharge of a hunter's shotgun. Walter Hubbard, 16, was killed instantly when his gun fired as he was jumping out of the way of a handcar on the railway tracks.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Two miles of city water pipes have been laid so far in 1904, Waterworks Supt. P.T. Bancroft said.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Eleven Tri-City deaths are attributed to a cold wave. For three days the temperature has been 25 degrees below normal.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A $12,000 tractor being used by contractors at Moline Public Hospital was extensively damaged by vandals Monday night. All the gauges on the big tractor were broken, the fuel tank cap stolen and the tank stuffed with mud.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Moline firefighters found themselves confronted by a smoldering heap of garbage today after a Dawkins P And R trash truck picked up ashes, which later ignited. The truck spun into the alley adjoining No. 2 fire station on 26th Street Place and dumped its load at 8:51 this morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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