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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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