Day in history for June 26, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Hibbard Moore, Rock Island, has a common native cow, about seven years old, from which is made, regularly, fourteen pounds of butter per week, or two pounds a day. If anyone has a cow that can beat this we shall be pleased to make the fact known.

1880 -- 125 years ago
There will be no mission services tomorrow at the Mission Chapel of Trinity Church, on account of the high water, which renders it impossible.

1905 -- 100 years ago
That long drawn out toot from across the river yesterday noon was caused by the valve in the whistle at glucose works sticking. It was 15 minutes before the trouble could be remedied.

1930 -- 75 years ago
More than 2,000 visitors gathered in Moline to attend the 27th annual convention of the Illinois Spanish-American War Veterans, which opened a 3-day session.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Miss Susann McDonald, Rock Island, a harpist, has won the Grand Premier Prize of the Paris National Conservatory of Music, rated the highest honor a musician can win.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The ''Valkommen'' mat was out in Andover Thursday as women of the Augustana Lutheran Church served lunch to 200 Swedish visitors, members of the traveling Smaland Men's Chorus and their wives.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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