Day in history for June 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Will sombody tell us how some people, who have taken the newspaper for two or three years, plead that they are too poor to pay for it and then are seen entering every show that comes along with their entire family of nine children?

1882 -- 125 years ago
The storm Saturday night played havoc with the several railroads centering in this city. Tracks were washed out and several trains were abandoned.

1907 -- 100 years ago
F.C. Denkman, retiring president, and Dr. J.W. Stewart were reelected members of the school board yesterday. They had no opposition but received 304 votes.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island, Matherville, Viola and Alexis will become neighbors in a truer sense tomorrow when all of Highway 85 will be opened for traffic between these points.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Preliminary work is expected to start this fall on a new shopping center in Bettendorf, with a major portion of construction planned for next spring. Plans for the new center, to be located on the junction of Kimberly and Middle Rds. and E. Locust St. were confirmed today by Martin Bucksbaum.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Jill Swanson, Woodhull, was a member of the winning panel in a 'knowledge bowl' competition at a recent convention for Illinois State Respiratory Therapists near Chicago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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