Day in history for March 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The steamers Fire Canoe and Minnesota Belle lie at the boat yard below the city. That is as far as the ice would allow them to go.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Work on the new gymnasium in the rear of Turner Hall will begin as soon as the weather permits.

1907 -- 100 years ago
President J.E. Spencer of the Rock Island Baseball Association left today for Peoria to meet with directors of the other clubs to settle the question of the league schedule.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Rodney F. Cobb, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, will be the preacher at a special Easter service tomorrow at the church. It will be attended by the members of the Rock Island Commandery, No. 18, Knights Templar.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Arrangements have been completed for a party to be Saturday morning, April 13, in the Riviera Theater for all youths selling 10 or more tickets for the third annual Scout-O-Rama of the Fort Armstrong Council of Boy Scouts, to be in Rock Island Armory April 5 and 6.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Once again 23rd Avenue intersections are well represented in Moline's list of the city's worst intersections for the previous year. According to figures from the Illinois Department of Transportation leading the list is 53rd Street and 23rd Avenue with 23 accidents in 1981.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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