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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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