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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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