Day in history for January 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A large delegation from Chicago arrived in this city and stopped at the Island City Hotel. All were in excellent spirits and were determined on a grand time despite the extreme cold weather.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Dr. G.G. Craig was nominated and confirmed as health commissioner at the meeting of the city council Monday.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Windmill Stroke Adjuster Co. of Rock Island today was issued a license to incorporate.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Clifford A. Nelson has accepted the call to the pastorate of St. John's Lutheran Church, Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Navy will enlist a special squad from the Rock Island recruiting area this month. It will be called the Rocket Squad. The Rocket Squad and five other squads from Springfield, Decatur, Bloomington, Peoria and Champaign will form a complete recruit company to be called the Land of Lincoln Company. The Rocket Squad will leave for boot training at Great Lakes Jan. 23.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Cheryl Davison sort of chuckled to herself this morning as the snow fell. Her tepee, it seems, works ''a lot better than I ever would have expected.'' Her unique solution to high rents and housing shortages is a tepee pitched at the foot of Moline's 7th Street on the banks of the Rock River.

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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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