Day in history for April 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
P. Meighan, city marshal, arrested a crazy, mad or drunken woman on Front Street near the gas works yesterday and conveyed her to the jail.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Residents of Sterling have begun a campaign in opposition to the Hennepin Canal which, they believe, will interfere with water power at that point.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The advantages of the Hennepin Canal were discussed by Capt. Lon Bryson of Davenport at a meeting of the Commercial Club last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Miss Lucia Mae Wynes took over first place in the balloting in the popularity contest sponsored by the Rock Island Baseball Club.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Abolition of ''Hell Week'' at Augustana College brought a response from college students today, but the response was limited to an expression of disappointment in the ''arbitrary'' manner in which it was abolished. Students expressed this objection through student representatives during a press conference in Larson Hall this morning.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Marion Taulbee, a former rural Milan resident, began creating latch-hook rugs about seven years ago. Today he lives in Ridgewood Towers, East Moline, where his rendition of The Lord's Supper is on display. Taulbee worked 410 hours over a 39-day period to finish it.

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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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