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: 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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