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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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