Day in history for May 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island Street Commissioner Mauker is putting in a good bridge on Toledo Street between Otter and Swan, in place of the one carried away by the storm of the 18th.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The corner stone of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rock Island, was laid with impressive ceremonies.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Agitation for daylight saving time for the Tri-Cities ceased when the Davenport chamber of commerce refused to endorse the adoption of such a schedule.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A telephone directory has brought a brother and sister together after 29 years. Mrs. Flossie Iffland, Rock Island, had not seen her brother Leo Fetterer in 29 years, although Mrs. Iffland has resided in Moline and Rock Island 11 years. ``Last Wednesday I was thumbing through the telephone book,'' Mrs. Iffland said. ``And there, as big as life, was my brother's name and address.

1976 -- 25 years ago
There's nothing half-hearted about the Kennedy brothers of Coal Valley, who will be setting forth on a 4,250-mile bike trip. Mike, 15, had open-heart surgery five years ago, and since then has been unable to participate in team sports, so he took up cycling. The brothers will begin their journey in Reedsport, Oregon. The entire trip will take 82 days, which includes eight rest days. The trip will cost approximately $1,000 each, which does not include the cost of the bicycles.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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