Day in history for November 26, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
While passing through the extensive carriage manufactory of Messrs. Blyth And Stoddard our attention was attracted to several specimens of excellent painting. One was a modest but very elegant border and several superbly executed landscapes upon a fine top carriage.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Maudie Esther, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Evans, died last night.

1905 -- 100 years ago
In His Name Circle of King's Daughters conducted a bake sale at the Rock Island House yesterday.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A holdup with a booming finish took place last night at the grocery store of M.J. Valiquette, 2429 9th St., Rock Island. Two unmasked bandits emptied their guns at the proprietor and escaped toting along the cash register in which there was no money. Valiquette, 55, was unhurt.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Albert J. Bensenberg, East Moline, has been sewing rag rugs since 1897. One of the longest rugs to be completed by Bensenberg is 22 feet in length.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Steven D. McClure of Springfield, son of Carolyn McClure of East Moline and William McClure of Rapids City, has been named director of boards and commissions by Gov. James Thompson.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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