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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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