Day in history for July 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A man arrested for being drunk and lying on the sidewalk was fined $1 and costs in consideration of being a stranger.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The temperature rose past 85 degrees yesterday for the first time without a storm following.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Officials of the Rock Island Industrial Commission announced today that several large industries are considering moving their plants to Rock Island if satisfactory locations can be secured.

1932 -- 75 years ago
What to do about pop bottles which are dropped from the grandstand at Douglas Park, jeopardizing the safety of the fans who may be walking beneath, was pondered at the meeting of the Rock Island City Council last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Marooned at the bottom of an empty water reservoir tank 150 feet above the ground for more than an hour, Jack Holzer, 36, of Rock Island, was rescued in dramatic action by a team of Rock Island firemen, shortly after 5 last evening. The water tank is located at 42nd Ave. and 14th St., Rock Island.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Carl Robert Seals has one motorcycle for sale. He refuses to get back on the machine he was riding when he swerved a bit too close to a construction barricade on the Centennial Bridge early Sunday, caught his shoe and ripped off his right big toe.

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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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