Day in history for May 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The weather is improving and it is anticipated that dog days will take the frost out of the ground.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The license to organize the Rock Island And Milan Horse Railway Co. arrived yesterday from the secretary of state and the subscription books will be opened immediately.

1907 -- 100 years ago
County Judge R.W. Olmsted of Rock Island was elected secretary of the Illinois County Judges Assn. at the annual convention in Springfield yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rotarians in the 37 Illinois clubs in the 40th district will come to Rock Island more than 900 strong for the two-day conference opening tomorrow.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Two neon ''no left turn'' signs are being installed at the Rock Island end of the Centennial Bridge to eliminate the possibility of accidents there during the heavy traffic periods, William E. Downing, superintendent of the bridge commission, announced today.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are looking for some well-organized thieves who may have used a wrecker and a heavy-duty jack to steal $5,400 worth of tires and rims from trucks parked at the Moline Body Co., 222 52nd St. Chain marks found on the frames of the trucks seem to indicate the thieves used a hoist of some kind to aid in removing the tires and rims.

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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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