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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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