Day in history for June 25, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Sewing seems simple enough, until one hears ladies talk of stilettos, bodkins, gatherings, surgings, hemmings, gorings, cuttings, whippings, cuffings and bastings. What a list of abominables!

1879 -- 125 years ago
In the election for office of collector at Milan, Alonzo B. McLain and G.J. Davis received the same number of votes. Judge Adams, in county court, ruled that they should draw lots for the office. Davis was the lucky man.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Barnum And Bailey Circus, which has been in Europe the last five years, will perform in Rock Island July 25.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island will have something new, stop-and-go traffic lights. The city council awarded contracts for installation of four lights at four loop intersections.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Four Quad-Cities men were rescued from a coal-type barge near the lower end of Credit Island after their towboat took on water and sank. Rescued after about a two-hour vigil were Raymond Rockhold, Rock Island, pilot of the boat; Morris Lomax, East Moline; R.E. Canham, Davenport, and Arthur W. Carstens, Rock Island.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Two Rock Island youths picked the wrong car to steal from when they broke into a police car and stole an officer's hat. Police captured two suspects about an hour later. The hat was recovered unharmed, but the squad car incurred a small amount of damage to its paint and window seal.

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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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