Day in history for March 26, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island postmaster and the police magistrate are under fire of criticism. Many people consider both men incompetent.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Steamers of the Diamond Jo Line began running today. Freight is coming in rapidly and a busy season is expected.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Hundreds of boosters of Tulsa, Indian Territory, toured Rock Island today. The party was accompanied by a band which serenaded The Argus.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Nineteen inches of snow today gave Chicago the worst traffic tie-up in its history.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The city of Rock Island does not propose financing of a new Rock River bridge in the planned $3,000,000 to $4,000,000 project for new Centennial bridge approaches. Mayor Carl F. Bauer hit at erroneous published reports that the Rock River span, considered as a possibility in the southwest development of Rock Island, would be presented to congress as a part of the Centennial bridge project.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Commonwealth Edison Co. and two of its employees were indicted today on charges of conspiracy and making false statements relating to security at the Quad-Cities Nuclear Generating Station near Cordova. The precedent-setting action ends a three-year probe of plant security spawned by a disgruntled former security guard.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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