Day in history for March 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The new map of Rock Island, by Thomas Doran, is completed and now ready for subscribers.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Captain A.W. Wells has severed his connection with the Rock Island Union and will assume a position with the New York Times.

1907 -- 100 years ago
From present indications, the river season at Rock Island will be a busy one. The Columbia will be the first packet in operation from Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Scott County Democrats have started the ball rolling for Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York as the Democratic candidate for president.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island man reported that while in the south Friday night, he stood and watched a meteor which streaked across the sky at a close distance of ''200 or 300 feet.'' William L. Young, an assistant supervisor on the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors, called from New Orleans to say that he saw the meteor, which wire services reported flashed across the skies from Alabama to Texas.

1982 -- 25 years ago
An eight-week-old female cockapoo, combination cocker spaniel and poodle, was stolen Wednesday afternoon from Teske Seed and Feed, 2423 16th St., Moline. She was to have been the prize in Teske's annual spring open house, being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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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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