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: 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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