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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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