Day in history for June 25, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
At the Brighton Trotting Course in Chicago, Henry Graves bay horse, ''Jake Taylor,'' took the race of the day and won a purse of $300.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The home of C.W. Ritter was entered by burglars who secured an old-fashioned gold watch and other valuables. The watch was a dying gift from Mr. Ritter's father.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Sister Mary de Sales of the Sisters of the Visitation died at the Villa de Chantal. She was over 80 years of age and had been bedfast for two months.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Brooklyn Dodgers were in first place in the National League and the Philadelphia Athletics led the American League.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Two unidentified Moline fishermen caught a bicycle instead of fish yesterday afternoon in the Mississippi River. The ownership of the bike was traced to Randy Munn, 1209 1/2 13th St., Moline, who reported it missing from the yard of his home on Aug. 6, 1954.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Police and fire officials from departments in Rock Island County took the first step this morning toward forming a join arson inventigation squad, much like the Metropolitan Enforcement Group which investigates drug trafficking.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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