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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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