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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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