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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