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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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