Day in history for November 19, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
At a meeting of the Rock Island Library Board, it was resolved that the Library Hall, after the arrival and arrangement of the books, be opened two successive days for the admission of all citizens desirous of visiting the rooms.

1880 -- 125 years ago
George Lamont left for St. Louis last evening.

1905 -- 100 years ago
About 20 of the playmates of William Hansgen were his guests yesterday at a party given in honor of his birthday at his home, 848 20th St., Rock Island.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Businessmen of Rock Island, Moline, East Moline and Silvis joined with residents of Port Byron, Rapids City, Hampton and Cordova yesterday in celebrating the formal opening of the East Moline-Port Byron link in Highway 80 paving.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Texas Cow Girls, female basketball team, will present an exhibition game on Dec. 6 at United Township High School. They will play the men's team of the East Moline Square Deal Coal Co.

1980 -- 25 years ago
East Moline Mayor Dennis Jacobs began work Monday as an accountant at the East Moline Correctional Center. Jacobs said Warden Richard Gramley hired him late last month for the $15,000-a-year post.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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