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: 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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