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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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