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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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