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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