Day in history for March 26, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Frink And Co. now runs a daily line of stagecoaches between Davenport and Cedar Rapids, by way of Tipton.

1879 -- 125 years ago
S.R. Finley walked 58 miles and Thomas Hass 56 before they took their first rest in their 24-hour walking race in Turner Hall, Rock Island.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Augustana College has taken an option to buy land at 7th Avenue and 38th Street as a site for a future auditorium.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Gov. John Hammill of Iowa has accepted an invitation to join Gov. Louis Emmerson of Illinois at the dedication of the Rock Island Public Schools Stadium next Oct. 5.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Members of the flood control committee of the East Moline and Silvis chamber of commerce will recommend to the East Moline City Council the construction of an earthern dike along the East Moline riverfront. The recommendation will include a dike from a point 500 feet west of Sugar Creek southwesterly to the Deere And Co. properties.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A policewoman was forced to tackle a 19-year-old Moline woman who fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident and later caused a ruckus at the police station. Once at the police station, the woman kicked two officers and threw a desk spindle at another. She was charged with aggravated battery, battery, drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident, escape, resisting arrest and criminal damage to property.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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