Day in history for June 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The privileges of the ``better half'' were illustrated in the county court in Perry County, Iowa, when there were 22 applicants for divorce in one day. Seventeen were accepted.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The river was very high and flood conditions prevailed in Rock Island. The sum of $1,023 was collected as a relief fund. Many families were homeless and in great need.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The city council inspected the newly erected bridge over the Rock River. It was decided to allow the bridge company $15,000 on the work.

1930 -- 75 years ago
An indictment charging Frank Foster, Chicago gunman under arrest in Los Angeles, with the murder of Alfred ``Jake'' Lingle, Chicago newspaperman, was returned by the grand jury.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The city of Rock Island is ready to meet a price of $56,000 for an off-street parking site on the northeast corner of 2nd Avenue and 19th Street.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Geifman Food Stores of Davenport signed a contract Friday to purchase the former site of Downing's Dairy in Rock Island. The site, located at 24th Street and 23rd Avenue, has been the subject of a zoning controversy since last October.

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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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