Day in history for July 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Our city is said to be the cleanest in Illinois.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The highest temperature during the past week was 90 degrees and the lowest was 68 degrees, according to the weekly report of the weather office at the Rock Island Arsenal.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Silvis painter, over whose discharge the carmen on the entire Rock Island system went on strike a week ago, returned to work today and difficulties between the railroad and the union men are ended.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A small-mouthed bass weighing three and three-quarters pounds, believed to be one of the largest ever landed in this locality, was caught by Earl J. Williams, 1548 28th St., Rock Island, in Green River, near Geneseo.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Some of television's 'giveaway' big money is headed for Sherrard due to the electronic knowledge of 11-year-old David Juncheon. David, as the challenger of Robert Strom, last night split the top money on the $64,000 Challenge.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Kay McManus, Niabi Zoo director, has been named a professional fellow in the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. The AAZPA, the world's largest zoo and aquarium organization, is a non-profit group with the goal of advancing zoos and aquariums as educational institutions.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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