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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