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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