Day in history for May 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Wide Awake Ball at Hillier's Hall last evening was a very pleasant affair, attended by about 30 couples.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The People's Comedy Company pitched its tent at 5th Ave. and 12th St., Rock Island, and prepared for a week's engagement.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Mayor W.A. Rosenfield announced that the Rock Island street department will start clearing away the river front between 17th and 19th Streets to make it possible for automobiles to be parked there.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Sergeant (first class) Harry Drake, Rock Island, is a man in 26,000, so far as his scholastic record in the anti-aircraft and guided missiles branch of the artillery school at Fort Bliss goes. The 29-year-old Rock Island career soldier recently completed a fire control operators' course with a score of 100 percent in all subjects. He is the first student in more than 26,000 enlisted men who have attended the course to make a perfect rating. Sergeant Drake has been in the Army since August 1942.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are investigating the theft of 3,000 pounds of copper wire valued at $1,000 from a construction site at 1st Street and 1st Avenue sometime late Sunday or early Monday. The wire, owned by C.A. Hooper Co., Madison, Wisconsin, was taken from fenced in property of Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. near the firm's generating plant.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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