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 are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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