Day in history for January 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Philharmonic Society of Davenport will give a concert tonight at the Island City Hall. We hope that this concert will stir up the dormant spirit of our own musical society.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The barbers of Rock Island met with the city attorney and asked him to have the ordinance forbidding barbershops to open on Sunday enforced.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Physicians of Rock Island drew up a uniform set of quarantine rules which will be given families hit by scarlet fever.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The policy of giving Rock Island Arsenal all possible preference in Army Ordinance work will be continued regardless of the successor to Col. David M. King, who died earlier this week.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Students, faculty members and school organizations of Rock Island High School have contributed $1,623.67 to the 1957 March of Dimes drive. The amount is the largest ever raised by the school and annual polio drive. Last year, $1,371.14 was contributed.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Bible Missionary Institute, 3501 46th Ave., Rock Island, is launching a $1.5 million expansion program that will permit the college to triple its enrollment by 1986. The 24-year-old institute is operated by the Bible Missionary Church, Denver, Colo.

Back: Available days in January 2007



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

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.








(More History)