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: 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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