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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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