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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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