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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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