Day in history for May 14, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Anton Huber and John Beugart have leased the St. Louis Exchange Saloon near Langley's Warehouse on the levee.

1882 -- 125 years ago
It is probable that Decoration Day will not be observed in this city as no preparations have been made for the event.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Irene Meara will appear in one of the leading melodramas of the season, ''The Convict's Daughter,'' at the Illinois Theater tomorrow.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Augustana track and field athletes defeated St. Ambrose representatives, 79-57, in the annual dual contest yesterday afternoon in Davenport. The Augie entries took 10 first places.

1957 -- 50 years ago
One sheep was killed, two others badly bitten and four others injured by dogs at the Moline Forge Co., 4101 4th Ave., Moline, early this morning. The sheep are owned by a farmer but are brought in during the summer months by the company to keep the grass down around the forging plant.

1982 -- 25 years ago
All of Arsenal Island will be open to the public on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The District headquarters, located in the historic Clock Tower Building, and the clock on top of the tower will be open for public tours. Corps of Engineers employees will give guided tours up to the clock.

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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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