Day in history for November 29, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Kinney, of the Black Hawk Nursery, thoughtful as ever, left us a fine bouquet of dahlias last week.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Elijah Carter is to take the place of J.F. Chenoweth as gauger at this point.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Joseph Magrum of Rock Island and Miss Mary Meyer of Pittsburg, Pa., were united in marriage yesterday morning in St. Mary's Church.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The board of trustees of the Argus Santa Claus and Emergency Relief Fund began making plans to purchase relief supplies for needy Rock Island families. The fund totaled nearly $5,000. The Argus was to bear the entire cost of administering the fund.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island scrap firm has been honored as one of the pioneers in the field in the golden anniversary edition of the Waste Trade Journal. Dalkoff Iron and Metal Co., 9th St. and 1st Ave., was established in Rock Island over 50 years ago, in 1914, by Julius and Jacob Dalkoff.

1980 -- 25 years ago
How much is that teddy in the window? At the Calvary Faith Climber Church, 3108 23rd Ave., Moline, the stuffed bears are going for $15. They're made in the back of the storefront church. The bears are being sold to benefit the church.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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