Day in history for March 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The county court, Judges Gould, Holmes and Kistler, is now in session.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The idea of using a ferry across Rock River while the new bridge is being constructed was abandoned today and a temporary bridge will be used.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Announcement was made today that the Hon. William Jennings Bryan will be in Rock Island March 26 to lecture at the Illinois Theater.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Chester Thompson today urged all citizens of Rock Island to aid the American Legion, in cooperation with the Tri-City Federation of Labor, in their drive for the Rock Island unemployed.

1957 -- 50 years ago
``Speaking of Air Power,'' a sound color film showing highlights of the 1956 National Aircraft Show at Oklahoma City, Okla., was seen by members of the Rock Island Exchange Club at a meeting yesterday in the Fort Armstrong Hotel. The movie was shown by Joseph S. Kimmel Jr., vice president of Republic Electric Co., who is an aviation enthusiast.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Pianist Barbara Nissman, former John Deere artist in residence, has just released her first CBS recording, The Complete Piano Works of Alberto Ginasters, CBS 71107. The album is now available in Europe and is scheduled for release in the United States in the near future.

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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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