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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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