Day in history for May 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
D.F. Kinney wishes us to state that he has a quantity of Chinese sugar cane seed for distribution among the members of the agricultural society.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A number of orders for new boats have been received at the boat yard of Kahlke Bros. and work on them will start at once.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. E.K. Jonsen, new pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, and his bride were welcomed to the city at a reception held at the church last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
R.P. Gilloley, Rock Island, was nominated last night for reelection as grand knight of Allouez Council, Knights of Columbus. William J. Wheelan is deputy grand knight.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Stephen Holden, eighth grade student at C.R. Hanna School, Orion, speaking on the subject, ''History-Making Headlines,'' was judged winner of the civic oration contest Thursday at the school. Second place winner was Glenn Tennant, eighth grade.

1982 -- 25 years ago
America's next big earthquake is likely to be centered in Missouri's bootheel, and probably will cause $15 billion in damage across the Midwest from Dallas to Chicago, scientists predict. There is a 25 percent chance that the next great earthquake by the year 2000 will occur in the Mississippi Valley.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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