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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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