Day in history for August 25, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The Eastern Hotel, opposite the Rock Island Lines station, advertised fine rooms for $1 a day.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Col. Robert B. Ingersoll planned to make a speech here advocating the election of Garfield and Arthur.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- At the Arsenal Golf Club tournament, Ardo Miller defeated Leon Mitchell, 3-2, to advance to the finals of the club tourney.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Lon Chaney, who specialized in grotesque screen characterizations, died.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- On their wedding day Leo Carey of Andover spread the word that he and his bride would have 17 children. ''I thought it was a joke,'' Mrs. Carey, now 44, said today. Her new baby, Frances Elaine, 3 weeks old, convinced her it wasn't. Frances Elaine is their 14th child.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- China has ordered $7.5 million worth of International Harvester farm equipment, most of it made in the Quad-Cities, for wheat and soybean farming in its northernmost province. The order, which IH called ''the largest ever placed'' by China with a Western agricultural equipment producer, won't mean new jobs, but could prevent some layoffs at IH's Farmall Plant in Rock Island and East Moline Plant.
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