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: 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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