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: 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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