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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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