Day in history for September 25, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Many new houses have been built east of the boat yard this year, and along the street opened last fall. We have been partially blind to the fact that Rock Island is growing rapidly.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Republican county committee for the year includes J.O. Starr, Moline; W.H. Womacks, Drury; George Allen, Coe; Alexander Owens, Black Hawk; and William Jackson, Rock Island.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island and Davenport companies placed second in competitive drills for Woodmen Forester teams at the St. Louis Exposition encampment.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island City Council considered an ordinance for 60-minute parking on 17th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues on motion of Ald. Frank J. Beranek.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Passengers aboard the Delta Queen, stranded excursion steamer at Rock Island, were aroused to the shriek of sirens at 6:48 this morning. Sparks from the steamer's smoke stack were blown into the pilot house where they ignited a box of rubbish.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island officials say it could cost as much as $10,000 to find out what happened to money missing from the Rock Island treasury. ``We're out a lot of money, not only the money that was stolen, but also the money it's costing to research the thing,'' Mayor Jim Davis said.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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