Day in history for May 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Requa is now on hand with a large assortment of jewelry, watches and rings.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The roads leading out into the country are reported to be in excellent condition and an increased trade from the rural district is anticipated.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Freezing weather last night killed all young vegetation and all fruit buds were badly injured. The temperature dropped to 29 degrees.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Salary cuts for teachers, together with other economies, enabled the Rock Island Board of Education to announce the 1932-33 school budget at more than $35,000 lower than last year.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A small, one-eyed yellow terrier today was credited with saving the life of a Bettendorf man. The pet awakened his master during a fire in a four-room cottage. And in turn, the dog owner rescued the animal from the blazing structure.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A group of Rock Island residents would rather have a park in their neighborhood than a grocery store and they are taking steps to keep it that way. Residents near Reservoir Park, 24th Street and 18th Avenue, suspect that Lucky Stores in Milan is considering purchasing or leasing the park from the city for use as an Eagle Discount Store location.

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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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