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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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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