Day in history for November 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Calvin Martin was brought before Justice Swander. He was charged with stealing a cap from Goldberry's store. He was required to find bail in the sum of $25.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Dr. John Rauch, secretary of the state board of health, addressed the Rock Island city council on the sewage problem.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Carl Thomas died last night after an illness of less than 24 hours. He served 30 years at the Rock Island Lines roundhouse.

1930 -- 75 years ago
George Thorpe, 42, was held for investigation in connection with several recent hold-ups, including the robbery of the State Bank of Taylor Ridge, two Rock Island filling stations and a Rock Island grocery store.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Three finalists in the ''Voice of Democracy'' speech contest will present their orations over radio station WHBF in a 45-minute program starting at 9:15 tonight. Art Romans, Judy Katz and Dwight Coffin are students at Rock Island High School.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The next Santa Claus you see could be wearing stolen property. Four or five red corduroy Santa suits trimmed with white fur and six or seven white wig-and-whiskers sets were taken from The Rental Center, 1340 31st St., Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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