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: 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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