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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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