Day in history for June 28, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Major Barrett, proprietor of the Rock Island House, has bought the row of tenements on the south side of Illinois Street (2nd Avenue) known as Doty's Row. He has removed the old buildings and converted the ground into a lumber yard.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The retrial of one of the murderers of Rock Island Policeman Rosenfield was held in Cambridge this week. A jury there also found the man guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

1904 -- 100 years ago
So many people are going to the world's fair in St. Louis by steamboat that the Diamond Jo Line will add two more steamers to its runs.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.V. Golden, Cordova, was elected to her third term as chairman of the Rock Island County Home Bureau.

1954 -- 50 years ago
June Haver and Fred MacMurray Monday night achieved their goal, a quiet wedding after one of the most publicized of recent Hollywood romances. The film actress is a former Rock Island resident. They slipped away from the film capital for a double ring, civil ceremony at the picturesque Ojai Valley Inn.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The old McKinley School building in Silvis, owned by Bert Viscioni for use as a boxing gym, burned early this morning. Although the gym was saved, a wall caved in on Viscioni's $6,000 boxing ring, several pairs of expensive boxing gloves were lost, and a large curtain around the school's stage was destroyed.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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