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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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