Day in history for January 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The gas will soon be on hand, judging from the awful smell in our office yesterday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Charles Winter addressed members of the Rock Island Land League at a meeting held in Norris Hall.

1907 -- 100 years ago
McKinley Day was observed in Rock Island with many wearing the carnation, favored flower of the martyred president.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Another search on ''Alcohol Island,'' near Lock 31 on Hennepin Canal west of Milan, revealed two 5,000 gallon vats and other liquid distilling apparatus.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Remodeling of the Telco Building, 18th St. at 3rd Ave. in downtown Rock Island, and the home of WHBF radio and television will be undertaken immediately, according to a joint announcement made today by Ben H. Potter, president, and Leslie C. Johnson, vice president and general manager of the Rock Island Broadcasting Co. The work will entail an expenditure in excess of $150,000.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Look out, William Teller and Cap'n Matt, Harvey Wallbanker is coming to town. Harvey Wallbanker is the name First National Bank of Moline has chosen for three automated teller machines it plans to install in the city. The machines will allow the bank to compete against other banks that have installed similar machines.

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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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