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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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