Day in history for May 5, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Our old and faithful carrier, Martin Griffin, being about to establish himself in business at Keithsburg, has disposed of his route to Mr. W.R. McCormick, who will see that our friends in this city are regularly supplied in the future.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Deere And Co. fire company of Moline today challenged any hose company in the Tri-Cities to a friendly run at 300 yards, break coupling and attach nozzle, coupling to be broken by hand, the race to come off on May 30.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Brewery Co. officials were in conference today with striking brewers.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Heralded as the newest of inland seaports, open to commerce of the world, Rock Island dedicated its $380,000 Quad-City river and rail terminal at the foot of 5th Avenue today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Selection of Albert Stevens as Moline Municipal Swimming Pool manager and Joseph Vavrus as director of playground activities in Moline for the summer was announced today by the Playground and Recreation Board.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The East Moline City Council gave police the power to arrest children 15 and younger in the city's two ''places of amusement'' if they aren't accompanied by their parents.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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