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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