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 Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.

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