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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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