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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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