Day in history for August 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The trains from the west were delayed by hoppers west of Des Moines. Conductor Ryan's train lost 50 minutes waiting for hopper-struck freights to get out of the way.

1901 -- 100 years ago
St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island, which has been an extension of the hospital of St. Francis at Little Falls, Minn., has become an independent institution.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The third annual Rock Island County Fair opened at Joslin.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Kindergarten pupils in Silvis will attend class in the city hall auditorium until the new George Barr elementary school, under construction at the present time, is completed. This announcement was made today by Mr. Barr, superintendent of Silvis schools. It is not expected that the Barr school will be ready for occupancy until November.

1976 -- 25 years ago
When 22-year-old Linda Nuss, Moline, got her hair cut, she decided her appearance needed a little something ``extra.'' So she punched another hole in her already pierced ears. Linda now wears two earrings in each ear. Wearing two earrings in one ear is the new jewelry fad across the nation. Many women wear two earrings in both ears; another popular variation is wearing two earrings in just one ear, with one earring in the other. Although the fad has been popular on the West and East coasts for some time, it's not common in the Quad-Cities area.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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