Day in history for October 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Caroline Richards announces her willingness to practice her profession amoung women and children in Rock Island. Her residence is opposite the First Presbyterian Church.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The great romantic melodrama, 'Jesse James, the Bandit King,' will be presented at Harper's Theater tomorrow night.

1907 -- 100 years ago
John Hauberg of Rock Island was elected vice president of the Illinois YMCA at the business meeting of the convention being held in Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Benjamin Hartz, chairman of the Board of Directors of the McKesson-Hartz Drug Co. and president of the former Hartz and Bahnsen Wholesale Drug Co., died at his residence last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Crippled Children's Foundation of Rock Island County will hold an open house at its treatment center, 3808 8th Ave., Rock Island, Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. The occasion is the dedication of the foundation's new occupational therapy department.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. chief executive Robert A. Hanson today was elected chairman of the board, replacing U.S. ambassador to Jamaica William A. Hewitt. Juanita M. Kreps, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, was elected a director. Thomas A. Gildehaus joined the top rank of Deere management as executive vice president.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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