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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