Day in history for January 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We visited the gas works yesterday and found that the great obstacle in the way of repair of the gas holder is to raise it from its present position so that the leak can be found.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Argus quoted the price of April wheat at $1.38 on the Chicago grain market.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Commandant S.E. Blunt of Rock Island Arsenal has sent out advertisements for bids for the new bridge across Sylvan Slough at 24th Street.

1932 -- 75 years ago
''Educate Yourself'' will be the subject of the lecture by Rabbi David Graubart at the Beth Israel Synagogue tomorrow night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Police today were continuing an investigation into a bomb scare Sunday night at the Capitol Theater following a telephone warning to the theater shortly before 9 p.m. The ticket office received a warning from a mild mannered voice which said, ''Listen carefully, there is a bomb in the theater.''

1982 -- 25 years ago
Area teenagers who want to drive before they're 18 years old are going to have to pay more for the privilege. The legislature boosted the driver's license learner's permit fee from $8 to $20 effective Jan. 1 in an effort to raise more money to keep the program alive, but it still won't cover all the local costs, school officials said today.

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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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