Day in history for August 26, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The steamship North Star arrived in New York Harbor. The boat left Southhampton, England, on the 11th, making the trip across the Atlantic Ocean in 15 days.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Voters of Rock Island were addressed by the Rev. Jackson Blackburn under the auspices of the Garfield Club.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Closing exercises of the Rock Island County Teachers Institute were held at the high school. Professor Redway's topic was ''Railways.'' Professor O'Shea spoke of ''Discipline.''
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Hack Wilson, Chicago Cub outfielder, hit his 44th home run of the season to establish a new National League record and also tied Babe Ruth for the leadership in the 1930 home run derby.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- The new terminal building at Quad-City Airport housed a 2-million-dollar ''business'' in its first full year of operation. This figure was one of the highlights of a fiscal-year report by George Kirk, Airport Manager, to commissioners of the Metropolitan Airport Authority.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island's Sunset Marina is expected to receive a $120,000 grant from the State Department of Conservation this week to improve and expand boat launch facilities.
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