Day in history for November 9, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Rev. Mr. Van Meter, missionary, will address the good people of Rock Island next Sunday evening at 7 in the First Presbyterian Church.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Carl Strack, publisher of the Sterling Beobachted, was a visitor here today.

1905 -- 100 years ago
W.M. McIntyre will be toastmaster at a supper to be held Saturday evening for active members of the YMCA.

1930 -- 75 years ago
An owl-hunting expedition by three Rock Island boys was brought to an unexpected end at 11 this morning when Lawrence Means, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Means, 1536 42nd St., was accidently shot in the lower part of the back. His condition is not regarded as serious.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Work on a new $60,000 sales and service building for Piggott Motor Co. is under way at the site of its present used car lot at 2704 11th St., Rock Island.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Sally Lundahl didn't want anything to stop her from getting married Saturday, not even a stay in Moline's Lutheran Hospital. She was delivered by wheelchair at 5 p.m. to the door of the hospital chapel, where she walked down the aisle to become the bride of Michael S. Faull, 25, of Chicago, in a 10-minute ceremony.

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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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