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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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