Day in history for February 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The proceeds of the recent fireman's ball were not enough to cover the expenses. This ought not to be so.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The members of the fire department last night elected James Johnson chief and Jacob Ohlweiler, assistant cheif.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Work in the erection of the new Zion Lutheran Church building was begun today. It is expected that the building will be ready for occupancy by July 1.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Dr. G. A. Andreen, president of Augustana College, left today for Mitchell, S.D. where he will be one of the principle speakers at the annual meeting of the South Dakota District of the Augustana Synod.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Federal Communications Commission today approved the transfer of channel 8 from Peoria to the Quad-Cities, giving this area its third very high frequency TV channel.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-City unemployment rate soared to a record 14.2 percent in January. The high unemployment rate was caused by shut downs at five local factories -- John Deere Davenport Works, International Harvester Farmall and East Moline plants and J.I. Case Bettendorf and Rock Island plants -- that affected about 6,500 workers.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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