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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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