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 said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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