Day in history for October 25, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Opponents of slavery posted flaming anti-Nebraska bills about town yesterday, calling a meeting to hear R.S. Blackwell, the Whig candidate for Congress. He had a fair attendance when he spoke today at the courthouse.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Flour has advanced in price twice this month, going up 70 to 80 cents a barrel. The only apparent reason is that the local millers have combined forces.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Fred Brennan, a lad residing on 13th St., fell from a horizontal bar today while he was practicing gymnastics. His left elbow was fractured.

1929 -- 75 years ago
A stock market panic, during which shares fell $10 to $40, appears to be checked. An extra detail of police was assigned to the street to handle crowds attracted by the roar from within the exchange.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A heavy fog which settled in around Chicago early this morning scrambled scheduled incoming and outgoing flights at the Quad-City Airport and furnished extra business for the airport ground crew with a number of unscheduled stops by Chicago-bound aircraft.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The overall crime rate in East Moline was 11 percent higher in 1978 than in 1977, according to the Illinois Uniform Crime report issued today. It was up by 11 percent in Moline, too, but dropped by 8 percent in Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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