Day in history for May 26, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Citizens of the 3rd Ward have complained loudly at the intolerable stench arising from the filthy water standing in the slough.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Rose Wood in ''Camille'' will appear at the Harper Theater Tuesday night.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Memorial exercises at the Reynolds Cemetery on Wednesday will be in charge of the old soldiers of Drury Township. C. Foster will deliver the oration.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Hermetically sealed within the aluminum ball, Prof. August Piccard, Brussels physicist, and his assistant, Charles Kipfer, soared away in a giant balloon today on a scientific mission into the stratosphere in an attempt to show that human beings can live in that eerie fringe of the earth's atmosphere above 40,000 feet, which has never yet been seen by man.

1956 -- 50 years ago
An Army mine detector team is scheduled Monday morning to visit the Robert Sanquist property, 1615 20th Ave., Moline, to root out a World War I hand grenade posing as a potential danger.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Davenport city officials for the second time this month are investigating a suspicious fire at the 126-year-old mansion built by one of Davenport's earliest and most prominent citizens, Anton LeClaire.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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