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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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