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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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