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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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