Day in history for June 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Thomas Francis Meagher, distinguished Irish patriot and exile, arrived in this city yesterday and stopped at the Rock Island House. He will deliver one lecture in Rock Island tomorrow.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The reports from the agriculture regions are to the effect that the crops are in good condition notwithstanding the heavy and incessant rains.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Lines began this month to publish a magazine for the benefit of its 37,000 employees.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Paul Kochanski, Polish violinist, will appear as guest artist for the Tri-City Civic Music Assn. as one of the four concerts to be presented next season.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Coal Valley man, Wallace S. Smith is one of 14 officers cited for outstanding police work in 1956 by Illinois State Highway Police Benevolent Group Board. Patrolman Wallace S. Smith, an officer of State Police District 7, been given a third place award of $50 for courage exhibited during motorcycle races at the 1956 Illinois State Fair.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A fire early Sunday caused about $15,000 damage at the Boat Limited tavern on Illinois 92 west of Andalusia. Andalusia Fire Chief Richard Kaiser said the damage was confined to the kitchen and a storage room that housed cooling equipment.

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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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