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: 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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