Day in history for June 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The eastern train was about an hour behind time yesterday, owing to some trifling imperfection in one of the wheels.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Congress today passed a bill to allow the Rock Island And Southwestern Railroad Co. to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River at New Boston.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The gasoline launch, 'White Sox', owned by Charles Comiskey, baseball magnate, arrived here today. Comiskey is expected to board the craft sometime tomorrow.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Resignation of Miss Lulu B. Cochrane, general secretary of the

1957 -- 50 years ago
Steps toward a new high school were taken in East Moline last night. Rapidly expanding high school population shows the need for action now and completion of construction by 1960. The 27 acre site at Colona Rd. and 13th St. is favored by the school architect and the board.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline members of the International Association of Firefighters Local 581 have voted to accept a contract that has no pay increases for the next two years and puts a 5 percent cap on cost-of-living adjustments. The new contract is similar to the one approved by city employees.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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