Day in history for August 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The members of the Rock Island Horn Band are asked to meet at the courthouse Wednesday at 7 p.m.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A tent containing a female Sampson is attracting a large number of rural visitors to the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A large number of good entries have been received by the Twin-City Trotting Assn. for the racing which opens tomorrow at the 9th St. track.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Miss Esther Sundberg of Madrid, Iowa, has accepted the call to become dean of women at Augustana College. She had more than 14 years of teaching experience in grade and high schools in Iowa and Michigan.

1957 -- 50 years ago
An estimated 25,000 people consumed 5,000 pounds of fish at the seventh annual New Boston fish fry. The hungry thousands devoured 400 loaves of bread and gallons of coffee made in a big water tank. A new attraction this year was a midway. Performers of Royal American Shows presented acts both days.

1982 -- 25 years ago
They tried to sell a little bit of history, but no one was willing to pay the price. The 52-year-old Paradise Theater, Moline, was put on the auction block by owner Abe Brotman, but the high bid of $12,500, offered by Steve Simmon of Rock Island, was too low. Simmon said he wants to open a children's theater.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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