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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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