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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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