Day in history for July 28, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Since the establishment of a night watch and the vigilant gathering into the lock-up by the marshall of every man found with a brick hidden under his hat, we hear much said about the quiet and order prevailing in Rock Island.

1879 -- 125 years ago
People are asked to be on the lookout for a gang which escaped from the Moline calaboose. Among them are the ruffians who staged a riot July 4 at the Halfway House.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Barnum And Bailey Circus is showing here today.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Work will start in August on the new Denkmann Elementary School in the Rock Island southeast bluff district.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The East Moline City Council is expected to set a deadline in the near future for the elimination of outside toilets in areas where water and sewage facilities are available. The action was the result of an informal meeting with members of the board of health and property owners in areas where the vaults have been banned.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Milan had its first bank robbery in its 100-year history Friday night as a young, masked gunman stole an undetermined amount of money and commandeered a bank employee's car. Police said a man wearing a nylon stocking over his face and brandishing a .22-caliber rifle entered the Union Federal Savings and Loan Association building shortly before 5 p.m. Friday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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