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: 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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