Day in history for August 25, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The ice supply in Rock Island has failed, since dealers did not harvest enough last winter to see us through the summer. If a supply can be found it would be worth while to bring it here from a distance.

1879 -- 125 years ago
K.L. Bailey has returned from an inspection of farming lands in Nebraska and Dakota territories.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Miss Elsa Stoit was elected president of the Tri-City Regalia and Badge Wearers labor union.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Police stood by but took no action as Communists held a street meeting in downtown Rock Island. The speaker, noting the presence of the police, steered clear of inflammatory Red verbage.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A search was underway today by Rock Island police for burglars who ransacked a warehouse of the Jewel Tea Co., 2736 12th St., Rock Island, taking an unknown quantity of merchandise premiums. Det. Sgt. Clifford F. Link was informed that the exact amount of stolen merchandise cannot be determined until an inventory is made.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services will move the nearly 50 employees of its three Rock Island County offices into the Reliance Building in downtown Moline. The two-year lease was signed by DCFS official Tom Bowden and Dr. Alex Stone, owner of the building. The offices will cover the entire first floor of the building.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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