Day in history for April 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We hope our German friends will meet with entire success in their efforts to establish a good military company in our city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A thief entered the street railway stables and purloined some money belonging to one of the drivers. The money was taken from a vest hanging in a sleeping room.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The annual report of the St. Anthony's Hospital Board showed that 484 patients were treated during the last year and that 228 operations were performed.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A county probation conference will be held in Rock Island April 27.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The 25th annual All-Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trials will be held at the Rock Island Armory May 12 with 500 dogs already entered in the show. The trophy list is larger than last year with 107 offered in silver and chrome, in recognition of the silver anniversary.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline Public Hospital officials today announced they will ask the Moline City Council to issue $15 million worth of bonds to finance a major renovation and expansion project to begin next year. Hours later, Lutheran Hospital President Kenneth Moburg indicated Lutheran officials will begin discussions with city officials about the possibility of selling Public to Lutheran.

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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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