Day in history for April 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Keokuk packets leave at 5 p.m. instead of 4 as formerly advertised. Passenger and hotel keepers take notice.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Strawberries have made their appearances in the local market.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Watch Tower Park will be opened formally on May 1, it was announced today. Several new attractions have been secured for the summer.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Pasteurization of all milk and milk products sold and distributed in Rock Island will be required under an ordinance adopted by the retiring city council last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A short in the wiring caused one of Rock Island's seven new air raid sirens to sound off for nearly a minute last night and resulted in the Rock Island police station and WHBF receiving many telephone calls.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Three local high school students received ''excellent'' ratings for their entries in the 25th annual Industrial Education Exhibit held Friday at Western Illinois University, Macomb. Of 1,272 projects entered, only 10 were rated excellent. Among the 10 were projects by Derek Wood, Moline High School; Kathy Wheeler and Jim Winger, both of United Township Area Vocation Center. In competition between schools, Sherrard High School finished second in its class.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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