Day in history for May 26, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
A party of ladies and gentlemen of Rock Island and Davenport took a pleasure trip to Muscatine on the new ferry steamer John Wilson. They amused themselves by dancing in the fine saloon of the boat and at the Ogilvie House, where they took tea.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A jury in circuit court found John Kavanaugh and Paddy Heeney guilty of the murder of Policeman Joseph Rosenfield, who was attacked without reason on a Rock Island street and killed by four roughs. Two other suspects will be tried next week.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A large class of grammar school graduates, totaling 179, will receive diplomas June 3, in Rock Island.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Miss Ernestine C. Stanford of Rock Island accepted a position as supervisor of weekday schools of religion in this city.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Davenport city hall employees have contributed $95 to help Joshua Roberts, city hall custodian, and his family travel to Washington, D.C., June 4 to see son Earl graduate from the Howard University Medical School.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Todd Rosenthal of Moline captured a gold medal in the finals of the 105.5-pound weight class in Greco-Roman competition at the Junior Pan Am Games in Monterey, Mexico. Rosenthal pinned wrestlers from Venezuela and Mexico in route to the finals, where he defeated a Canadian. Rosenthal won a bronze medal in the same event a year ago at Caracus, Venezuela.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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