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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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