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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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