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.

Back: Available days in October 2007




Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




(More History)