Day in history for March 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The man who was shot at last Monday has left the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The north span of the bridge over Rock River to Milan was completed this morning.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The exceedingly warm weather has driven the ducks northward, and there is very little hunting in this vicinity at the present time.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The mercury on the big thermometer in the baseball window of the Argus was pushed up to the $100,000 mark today as the Rock Island American Legion's campaign to provide jobs for the unemployed met with an unusually favorable spurt.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Alleman High School was informed that the school newspaper, AllemaNews, has been awarded an All-American rating by the National Scholastic Press Assn. The school paper won the award, highest in school journalism honors, in its class as a paper for a school of 701 to 1,000 pupils, printed commercially once a month.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Thousands of protesters, including a bus load of Quad-Citians, are expected to converge on the El Salvadoran Consulate in Chicago Saturday to display their opposition to U.S. involvement in Central America. The Quad-Cities Committees in Solidarity with El Salvador are chartering a bus to the Windy City for the protest.

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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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