Day in history for June 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
j.J Beardsley, Esq., sold Alanson Sennett, of Ohio sixteen acres of land lying on the road between Rock Island and Moline, and being the premises upon which he now resides, for $300 per acre. Property appears to be advancing in that direction.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island had 140 telephones in use with oders for several new ones. Davenport was using 225 and Moline 65.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A meeting of the Democratic County Central Committee, it was decided to hold a congressional convention here on Aug 16.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Two gallons of alchol in a wall cache, with a siphon tube to draw it, were confiscated by Rock Island police last evening in a raid at a residence in the east end of the city.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Five brothers of Moline were among the 47 persons who completed applications for citizenship at Rock Island County Circuit Clerk's office. They are the Kalomalos brothers, natives of Greece, who came to this country Feb. 14, 1951.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Ralph Turner of Rock Island could barely express the joy he felt today after his wife, Virginia, had gone through a operation Tuesday that may enable her to hear again after 15 years of deafness. The implant was one of the first of its kind performed at the University Hospitals, Iowa City.

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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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