Day in history for November 24, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A new tub and bucket manufactory is being erected on Spring Street. The machinery will be run by steam.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A Thanksgiving service will be held tomorrow evening in Trinity Chapel. The Rev. A.B. Allen, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, will preach.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Men of the First Methodist Church will hold a dinner gathering tonight with C.L. Walker as toastmaster.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A panorama of the activities, past and future, of the Black Hawk Hiking Club of the Tri-Cities is contained in the club's bulletin for 1930-31. The booklet is beautifully illustrated with scenes of various recent expeditions.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Announcement has been made in Chicago of the publication of a book for 12-year-olds, ''Thursday's Child,'' written by a former resident of East Moline, Mrs. Mary George Kochos.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A community service agency and a Chicago development firm are seeking $100,000 in federal funds to convert an 87-year-old Rock Island mansion into a multi-purpose senior citizen community center. Project NOW and Harris-Webber Ltd. are seeking the money to establish the center in the Rosenfield mansion, 7th Ave. and 19th St.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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