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: 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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