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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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