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: 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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