Day in history for November 27, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We are pleased to notice that Dr. J.R. Hayes has opened a new drug and prescription store opposite the Island City Hotel.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Turners Society expect their coming fair will be the most attractive of any season.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miss Helen S. Mills, who is attending the Bradley Polytechnic Institute at Peoria, spent Sunday with relatives and friends in Rock Island.

1930 -- 75 years ago
After 21 years as a shoe dealer, Mrs. Edwin Gamble of Milan has closed out her stock and is retiring. Mrs. Gamble took over the shoe business of her father, Fred Kuehl, who was in business in Milan for 35 years.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Despite inclement weather, the First Methodist Church of Rock Island was filled for its 125th anniversary service Sunday morning and for the birthday party at noon.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island sheriff's investigator Mike Grchan expects more arrests will be made in connection with a theft ring at Deere And Co. Seven persons already have been charged. He said ''probaby tens of thousands of dollars'' worth of chain saws, log splitters, snow blowers, oil, paint and batteries were taken from the John Deere Parts Depot in East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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