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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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