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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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