Day in history for May 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
George Crantz, who keeps a grocery store in the first ward, was fined last Wednesday, $15 and costs, for selling liquor without a license. Persons who are practicing this game, would do well to desist. If they do not, they will be nabbed before they are aware of it.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Many Rock Island residents went to Davenport today to see the wild west show and Buffalo Bill. The streets were crowded yesterday to witness the annual parade of the Rock Island fire department.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Eighty-nine graduates of the different departments of Augustana College heard Dr. G. A. Andreen, president, deliver the baccalaureate sermon at the college yesterday.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The new store of the J.J. Newberry company, 1712 Second Ave., Rock Island, will be opened for business at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. The new building and fixtures represent an investment of approximately $35,000.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Consistency paid off for Franklin Andquot;WhiteyAndquot; Barnard as he captured the Quad-City Amateur Golf tournament title yesterday at Credit Island.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Visiting Nurse and Homemaker Association of Rock Island County is launching a campaign to raise $250,000 in 30 days to buy its present home at 1803 7th St., Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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