Day in history for June 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
From sundown last night to nearly daylight this morning the air was bright with flashes of lightning, and during the night we had some heavy thunder and a copious fall of rain.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Ticket Agent F.H. Plummer of the Rock Island Road was given a leave of absence to go to Manitou, Colo. for the summer.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Five hundred persons attended the golden anniversary dinner of the State Bar Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Ernest Kivisto, coach of the Miami, Ariz., state high school basketball champions, today became the new cage mentor at United Township High School, East Moline. He replaces Don Smith, who recently resigned from the head coaching job. Kivisto was hailed as the ``coach of the year'' in Arizona high school circles this year when he piloted his Vandals to a string of 27 straight victories and the state championship.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County officials were seeking information today on the person or persons responsible for causing an estimated $3,000 to $4,000 damage to the home of the director of the Niabi Zoo. Vandals smashed windows in the kitchen and living room, tore off ceiling tile in the kitchen, gouged the gas range and refrigerator and disfigured walls with crayons, paint and other materials. The home was occupied until recently by former Zoo Director Al Coggins, who was fired by county officials early this week.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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