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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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