Day in history for November 25, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Mr. George Abbey is erecting a new livery stable on Main Street between Lynde and Mill.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Florence Herbert Company will present ''Colleen Bawn'' at the Harper Theater this evening.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Protestant churches will hold a union Thanksgiving Day service next Thursday at the Memorial Christian Church. The Rev. W.S. Marquis of the Broadway Presbyterian Church will deliver the sermon.

1930 -- 75 years ago
William Ethington, 21, an employee of the Peerless Dairy Co. of Rock Island, was injured when the truck he was driving was struck by the Milwaukee switch engine at 12th St. and 1st Ave. The truck was dragged nearly 100 feet.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Announcement was made today of plans for the biggest single housing development in Moline since Molette was opened in 1947. A tract of about 37 acres owned by the King family, north of 23rd Ave. and west of 41st St., is to be platted for residental lots.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Traffic on the new $8.4 million bridge between Rock Island Arsenal and Moline was backed up to the middle of the island as Arsenal employees used the bridge for the first time Monday afternoon to leave the island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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