Day in history for January 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The fresh halibut served up for dinner yesterday at the Island City restaurant was a luxury.

1882 -- 125 years ago
F.H. Guyer was chosen president of the Rock Island Athletic Assn. at a special meeting of the organization last night. T.H. Thomas was named vice president.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island Elks approved plans last night for the erection of a building at 1st Ave. and 18th St. near the Peter Fries estate.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Under a ruling by Attorney General Oscar E. Carlstrom in Springfield today, Rock Island's primary election must be held March 8 and not March 1 as has been planned.

1957 -- 50 years ago
One of America's leading singers of country and western tunes today was announced as an extra attraction for the closing day of the 1957 Quad-City Autorama tomorrow at the Rock Island Armory. Johnny Cash, whose recordings are among the leaders in the national popularity polls, has been booked for three performances Sunday.

1982 -- 25 years ago
This week crews began installing a $1.25 million warning system to be used to notify nearby residents in case of an emergency at the Quad-Cities Nuclear Power Station north of Cordova. The system is scheduled to be fully installed and tested by Feb. 1, a deadline set by the Nuclear Regularity Commission.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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