Day in history for June 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We have learned of several attempts at house breaking in the past few nights. Every man should keep firearms freshly loaded to give the rascal a hot reception.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Board of Education last night reelected the teachers for all schools of the city and fixed the salary of elementary school principals at $800 a year.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Athletic Club is sponsoring a special train to Milwaukee June 28 for the Packy McFarland - Charlie Neary bout.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Davenport, Moline and East Moline industries will be permitted to use the Rock Island river terminal on the same basis as Rock Island shippers through an agreement reached today between railroads and the Inland Waterways Corp. Shipping charges will be absorbed jointly by the Rock Island Lines and the barge company.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Free polio shots will be given to about 150 city employees, starting Monday, in a program sponsored by the Rock Island Civil Defense Corps in cooperation with the national and state governments which urge that all adults 45 years old and under be inoculated.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Denise Berry of Rock Island sent a red plastic rattle to Lady Di, when she heard she was expecting and she received a letter of thanks from Buckingham Palace.

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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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