Day in history for July 26, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- George W. Pleasants Esq. has been elected school commissioner of the county, to succeed J.W. Churchill, who resigned. Since all citizens had agreed on naming Pleasants, no voters bothered to go to the polls in most precincts. All of Pleasants' 95 votes were cast in Rock Island, Edgington and Hampton districts.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Emil Koehler was wounded when Jacob Huber's gun accidentally discharged as the two men were hunting. Dr. S.C. Plummer amputated Koehler's right arm.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- J. Hayes Robinson, mandolinist, will be the concert attraction at the Rock Island Club tomorrow night.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island Manufacturing Co. has spent $125,000 to improve its plants and has added 100 men to the force.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Conversations with wholesale tobacconists in Rock Island have revealed that cigarette sales may have slipped, but ever so slightly. One tobacco dealer said his cigarette sales are back to normal after a drop during January, February and March due to the reports linking smoking with cancer.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A good set of feet and legs plus height and length was what Dennis Loenser was looking for when he judged the open class sheep breeding stock competition at the Rock Island County Fair Tuesday. This is the first year he has been a judge at the Rock Island County Fair.
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