Day in history for April 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
On passing the new and elegant bank building of N.B. Buford And Co. yesterday we noticed quite an appearance of business inside, so we concluded the new house is open.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The steamers Silver Wave, C.A. Denkmann and C.J. Caffery passed down the river this morning with large rafts of logs in tow.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Three-I baseball team defeated Burlington of the Iowa league by 4-2 yesterday in an exhibition game at Burlington.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Junior Chamber of Commerce launched a campaign today for funds to assist in sending the Rock Island High School concert band to the state contest in Champaign.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Opening of a second store has been announced by VanGoor Record Shop of Rock Island. The new store will be in Davenport, at 104 E. 2nd St. The announcement was made by E.F. VanGoor, owner. Self-selection of a complete line of records and Magnavox High Fidelity phonographs will be offered, similar to that in the Rock Island store.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline Public Hospital's trauma-emergency department staff is observing Illinois Emergency Medic Services Week, April 12-18, by providing free blood pressure checks and distributing emergency care information.

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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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