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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