Day in history for February 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There is no getting around it. All know that Dauer And Lippmann keep the best stock of cigars And tobacco in Rock Island.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Announcement was made by The Argus, through the distribution of a miniature newspaper, of a change to a morning issue, which event will occur about March 1.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Public Library was closed this morning by the library board, at the request of the health board. It will remain closed until the scarlet fever epidemic is under control.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The theft of a rear view mirror with a watch attached from a parked automobile was reported to Moline police by James F. Lardner Jr. The accessories were taken while Mr. Lardner's car was parked on 19th Street between 5th and 6th avenues, Moline.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 400 persons attended the smorgasbord dinner and open house at the Rock Island YMCA yesterday. Those attending the dinner toured the YMCA facilities. The affair was one activity of YMCA week.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The melodies of Beethoven and Chopin, the ragtime of Scott Joplin, and the pop tunes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney sounded in the W.L. Eddy gymnasium Tuesday as concert pianist Robin McCabe entertained students in the Milan elementary school.

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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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