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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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