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: 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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