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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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