Day in history for May 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Covell's Beberine Mixture is a positive cure for fever and ague and all bilious diseases.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The spring meeting of the Tri-City Trotting Assn. yesterday was a success with fully 800 persons in attendance.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Promises of $45,000 have been obtained for the $100,000 Rock Island factory fund during the first two days of campaigning by solicitors.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Plans for the removal of the McCabe Dry Goods Co., Rock Island, from the present location at 1713 3rd Ave. to the building formerly occupied by the Hadley Furniture Co. before August 1, were made today by E.E. Scott, general manager of the store.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Moline American Legion and W.L. Velie Jr. Post, VFW, will raise the flag in two special ceremonies in downtown Moline Thursday morning to mark the Memorial Day. The Legion drum and bugle corps and color guard, and the VFW firing squad will raise the flag at City Hall at 7:30 and then will officiate at the flag-raising in Stephens Square, 19th St. and 6th Ave., immediately afterwards.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Reversing a two-year-old department policy, Rock Island County Sheriff Randy Heaton Wednesday made bulletproof vests optional for deputies, after several complained of discomfort.

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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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