Day in history for September 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
After touching below 30 degrees, the thermometer climbed back to more seasonable temperatures this afternoon. More frost is expected tonight.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The low water over the Rock Island rapids, renders navigation very difficult and even rafting is accomplished with the greatest difficulty. Navigation on the upper river is almost at a standstill.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. J.W. Stewart was elected president of the Rock Island branch of the WCTU. Mrs. Ella Taylor was named corresponding secretary.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The synodical Sunday services at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rcok Island yesterday were attended by 1,000 in the morning and by more than 800 in the afternoon. Churches in Rock Island, Henry, Scott, Clinton and Muscatine Counties were represented at the meetings.

1957 -- 50 years ago
When Shriners assemble in Rock Island Saturday for the Western Illinois Shrine Ceremonial, including a colorful parade at 6:30 p.m. and a pageant 'Shrine on Parade' at the Rock Island Public Schools Stadium at 8, they will be representing some 700,000 Shriners in North America.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Old Timers Salvation Army Brass Band helped the Salvation Army's Moline corps celebrate its 90th anniversary at the corps headquarters, 520 12th St.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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