Day in history for May 26, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
William Frizzell was appointed postmaster of Rock Island.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A temperance lecturer from Logan County, Ill. was arrested in Rock Island for drunkenness. He said he was scheduled to deliver a lecture that same night and observed that many of the most successful temperance lecturers became intoxicated at times.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Professor V.O. Peterson, Rock Island, was elected secretary of a company which was to operate a rubber plantation in Mexico.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Moline firemen discovered four separate fires burning simultaneously upon answering an alarm at the residence of B.A. Shearer.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island City Health Department today received a $2,750 reconditioned sprayer which will be used in the department's campaign against insects.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Seventeen Atkinson High School seniors will be banned from graduation exercises Friday because of misbehavior at school last week. The Atkinson School Board met with teachers, parents and students in a special closed session and voted to take the disciplinary action against the seniors.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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