Day in history for June 26, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
E.P. Reynolds, contractor for the grading for the railroad across the island of Rock Island, informs us that he will have the work completed and all his shanties removed from the island by next September.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Another tramp was run over by a train from which he was jumping last night at Moline. He also was brought to the tramp room of the Rock Island Armory. Three Rock Island doctors amputated his left leg but will wait until he gets stronger before removing his right leg.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Ralph Sheriff of Reynolds had the highest percentage in the competitive examination for the free scholarship at the University of Illinois to be granted to one student of Rock Island County.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Farmall Works will be enlarged by the construction of two buildings and the adding of 1,000 workers.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Fire damage amounting to $400 was caused to exhaust fans in a truck belonging to the Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. The fire is reported to have been caused by a cigarette tossed among the paper cartons containing the fans in the rear of the truck.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Sterling Cosmetology School, a downtown Moline institution for 22 years, is moving to East Moline's 42nd Avenue. Ed and Carol Lasky, co-owners of the school, say they expect the building to be completed and to be moved in by mid-September or October.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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