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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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