Day in history for November 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The party on Wednesday evening at the Methodist Church was the largest ever held in Rock Island and the proceeds we learn were $650.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. Job Ross died yesterday noon. Mrs. Ross was born in England and came to Rock Island in 1855. She was 52 years old. The funeral will be held tomorrow in Trinity Episcopal Church.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Royal Family Literary Society met last evening with Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Cessna. A supper was served and two members were admitted.

1930 -- 75 years ago
John J. Ullemeyer, men's clothier, 1724 2nd Ave., one of Rock Island's veteran merchants, announced plans to close out his business. Mr. Ullemeyer has maintained a retail clothing establishment at the 2nd Ave. address for the past 30 years.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Henry C. Hartman took his last ride as engineer of the Rock Island Railroad's Corn Belt Rocket yesterday. The 177-mile trip between Des Moines and Rock Island was his farewell journey because he had reached his 70th birthday, mandatory date for retirement with the railroad.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Today is the 224th day of the United Auto Workers Local 1277 strike against Canteen Corp., Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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