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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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