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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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