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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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