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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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