Day in history for May 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Wright and Harris have opened a shop on Eagle Street. They are prepared for gas fitting, bell hanging, lock smithing and general jobbing.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Milan road is being macadamized as far as the fair grounds.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The temperature dropped to 36 degrees last night and there was a light frost.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Gerald H. Falder was the only new director named at the meeting of the Rock Island YMCA last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Bill Claerhout, first Moline High School athlete ever to win a state high school swimming title, has been honored by being selected to the Interscholastic All-American swimming team. Claerhout was the only double winner in the Illinois swimming meet last winter, capturing state titles in both 100-yard freestyle and 50-yard freestyle.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Fifty years ago Moline-born Richard Johnson graduated from Augustana College with a bachelor's degree in history and a dream. He had a yearning to see foreign lands and an interest in U.S. foreign policy. For 26 years he lived that dream as a career officer in the U.S. Foreign Service, becoming the first Augie alumnus to earn that distinction. In March, Johnson, 72, donated his personal papers and documents to Augie's Denkmann Memorial Library.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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