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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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