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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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