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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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