Day in history for July 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The mustangs continue to attract much attention and find a ready sale. They afforded amusement for about 200 person yesterday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Evan B. Swain was awarded a silver medal by the Phoenix Hose Company last night for being the first to arrive at fires most often over the past six months.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Three-I baseball club defeated the league-leading Springfield Senators, 1-0, yesterday to take over the No. 1 spot.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Creation of a municipal playground on a tract of land west of 5th St. and in the vicinity of 20th Ave. is being urged by Alderman A.L. Holtzer of the first ward.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Children living in the neighborhood of 23rd Ave. and 35th St., Moline, held a carnival yesterday afternoon in the yard at 3479 23rd Ave., and raised $47.65 which they turned over to the county cancer drive fund, the most the chapter ever received from a single carnival. The carnival was attended by more than 100 youngsters.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are still searching for the person who turned four parked cars into bonfires on June 28. Three of the torched cars were parked in the SouthPark parking lot and one was in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge on Airport Road.

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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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