Day in history for March 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The residents in the neighborhood of C. Buford's block are aggravated and annoyed nightly by a pack of unruly boys who collect in the streets.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Argus reported that a scare was created in the First National Bank of Moline when employees found what they thought were a set of burglars tools. The tools proved to be the property of some plumbers.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Citizens' Non-Partisan Assn. has engaged a band for the remainder of the campaign.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island will have the privilege this season of seeing one of the largest and finest stern wheel inland waterway tow boats in the country. The new tow, Mark Twain, will give regular service to the local municipal barge terminal.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rex Millikin, 53, principal of Geneseo Senior High School since 1949, has been appointed superintendent of the Geneseo Community Unit School District effective Sept. 1. He will succeed James D. Darnall, who recently announced his retirement.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The two top officers of the Martin Luther King Center Advisory Board were re-elected at the center's recent annual board meeting. Virgil J. Mayberry and Elizabeth Colvin were re-elected as the board's president and vice president respectively.

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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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