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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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