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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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