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: 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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