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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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