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: 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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