Day in history for August 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A considerable number of enterprising and intelligent men have recently removed from Davenport and taken up their residence in Rock Island, in consequence of the more liberal laws of our state.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The corn crop has been much improved in some localities by the recent rains.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Clarence Yohe, Fred McKinley and William Behn were fined $1 and costs each today by Justice G. Albert Johnson. They were arrested on complaint of Henry Nixon, of South Rock Island, who charged the lads with stealing watermelons from his farm.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Fire of mysterious origin destroyed the plant of the Hillsdale Post last evening.

1955 -- 50 years ago
One disaster after another seemed to follow the 26 Rock Island youths on their 4,800 miles motor hike to the eastern states and Canada. During most of the trip, which was sponsored by the Rock Island YMCA, the youths were just one jump ahead of the disastrous floods on the east coast.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A move is afoot to save the 77-year-old Rock Island Lines station at 5th Ave. and 30th St. The stone and brick station is up for sale and some offers to buy it have been received.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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