Day in history for May 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The person who took a fine silk umbrella from the front window of the Methodist Church last Sunday evening will confer a favor on the owner by returning it to the Sexton.

1882 -- 125 years ago
C.H. Stoddard and his assistants have commenced the preliminary survey of the new horse railway that is to connect this city with Milan.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Plans are being made to send a Tri-City delegation to Washington to urge President Roosevelt to visit the three cities on his Western trip next fall.

1932 -- 75 years ago
E.C. Schmiers, proprietor of the Schmiers Radio Shop, 223 17th St., Rock Island, today received word that he has been awarded second prize of $400 in a national radio-selling contest.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Several hundred persons attended the rodeo yesterday afternoon at the Ben Bell farm, near Andalusia, sponsored by the Diamond B Riders, Inc. and the Green River Wranglers. Dick Partlow of Milan won two events, the bareback bronc riding and bulldogging.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Miss Marguerite N. Brooks, 3107 28th St., Rock Island, died today in Moline Public Hospital, which she had served for 43 years as administrator. During her tenure, Miss Brooks supervised 16 building projects with a total price tag of more than $15 million.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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