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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.

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