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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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