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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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