Day in history for June 24, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The new schedule for the steamer Col. Morgan was announced. Henceforth, the boat, running from Rock Island to Dubuque would leave Rock Island on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A.W. Bowen was elected master workman of Island City Lodge 4, A.O.U.W.

1905 -- 100 years ago
William Adams, 69, a resident of Rock Island County for 40 years, died at his home in Bowling Township. He was born in Ireland and was employed for many years as a carpenter on the Diamond Jo Line of river steamers.

1930 -- 75 years ago
President Hoover asked the senate to modify the joint bill which would involve the traditional expenditure of more than a hundred million dollars a year for the care of war veterans.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Burglars peeled the safe at Harrelson Motors, 701 19th St., Moline, early today and stole $369.99 in cash but they caused almost five times as much damage by acts of vandalism as they obtained in loot.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Destruction of three downtown Rock Island buildings is planned to begin July 21, with construction of a new parking lot adjacent to the Great River Plaza mall scheduled to start in August.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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