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: 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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