Day in history for September 1, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
It was announced that the population of New York City, just taken by census marshals, was 624,176, a gain of over 3,000 from the last official census.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. William Brooks left for Groveton, Coos County, New Hampshire, where Mr. Brooks was born. They planned to stay several weeks before returning to Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Ringling's Circus paraded through the streets of Rock Island in the morning and gave afternoon and evening performances.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The St. Louis Cardinals extended their winning streak to nine games, winning a marathon 20-inning contest from the Chicago Cubs, 8-7.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The transition from the use of glass bottles to pure pack paper containers for milk products will be begun tomorrow by The Quad-City Fairmont Foods Co., the successor to Peerless Dairy Co., Rock Island.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Miss Peggy and her Romper Room Do-bees are returning to a late-morning time slot on WQAD-TV at the urging of area parents. The popular live educational program for preschoolers will move from its present 6:30 a.m. air time to 11 a.m. Sept. 8. Peggy Wittke hosts the show.

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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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