Day in history for July 26, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A French soldier was knocked down by the wind from a cannon ball. The effect was so severe that it caused a paralysis of the tongue so that he could not speak.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Rock Island was having its hottest summer in many years.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- At a special meeting of the city council, the mayor was instructed to proceed with the raising of funds for the construction of a local and interurban transit waiting station at Market Square.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. E.G. Don of Rock Island bowed to Mrs. A. Pardue of Sioux City, 10th ranking American woman golfer, 3-2, in the semi-finals of the Iowa Women's Golf Tournament.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Saturday's ''flood'' in the East Moline business district was blamed today on an abnormally high runoff of rain water from parched ground in the hill districts. Unofficial estimates of the amount of rain falling in less than an hour ran as high as three inches.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Firemen from Port Byron and Hampton battled a blaze that destroyed a barn at Rapids City. The barn, owned by William McClure, contained hay. Firefighters were called at 11:30 a.m. and found the building engulfed in flames.
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