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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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