Day in history for June 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The eastern train was about an hour behind time yesterday, owing to some trifling imperfection in one of the wheels.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Congress today passed a bill to allow the Rock Island And Southwestern Railroad Co. to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River at New Boston.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The gasoline launch, 'White Sox', owned by Charles Comiskey, baseball magnate, arrived here today. Comiskey is expected to board the craft sometime tomorrow.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Resignation of Miss Lulu B. Cochrane, general secretary of the

1957 -- 50 years ago
Steps toward a new high school were taken in East Moline last night. Rapidly expanding high school population shows the need for action now and completion of construction by 1960. The 27 acre site at Colona Rd. and 13th St. is favored by the school architect and the board.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline members of the International Association of Firefighters Local 581 have voted to accept a contract that has no pay increases for the next two years and puts a 5 percent cap on cost-of-living adjustments. The new contract is similar to the one approved by city employees.

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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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