Day in history for January 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We regret to hear that Mr. VanBuskirk, conductor on the C. And R.I. Railroad, while on a trip to the east, was injured in the head by coming in contact with a bridge near Toledo.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A military ball was planned at a meeting of the Rodman Rifles. The ball will be given on Feb. 22.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School's basketball team lost its first game of the season to the YMCA Tigers by a score of 50 to 28.

1932 -- 75 years ago
An average gain of two-and-a-half pounds in weight was reported by Mrs. Kate M. Lowry, school nurse, for the 261 undernourished boys and girls of the Rock Island public school system, who are being provided with milk free through a fund raised by the Rock Island Junior Chamber of Commerce.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Police early today rushed to the railroad tracks at West 4th and Division streets, Davenport, on report a car was stalled on the main line. Upon arriving officers found the driver sleeping off a few beers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's 78-year-old Rock Island Lines depot may get a new lease on life if a suggestion by Illinois Office of Tourism officials becomes reality. The depot has been suggested as a possible site for a visitor center along the Great River Road.

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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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