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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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