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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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