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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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