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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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