Day in history for July 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Great crowds meet nightly at Webber's Auction. Goods go off fast and cheap and occasionally we hear of people getting their pockets picked. Better keep an eye out for light fingered gentry.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Six passenger cars have been ordered in St. Louis for the Rock Island And Milan Horse Railway Company. Three of the cars are of the open type and three are for use throughout the year.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Commissioner of the State Board of Charities arrived in the city today to investigate the application of the Rock Island County Humane Society for articles of incorporation.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Argus announced today that Chancellor Franz Von Papen is serving as Reich's commissioner in Prussia, a position equal to that of dictator.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Moline singer and dancer, Ken Berry, will appear as one of the guests on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout Show, CBS television program, tonight. A former Moline man, Jerry Parkinson who now resides in Los Angeles, will introduce the Moline contestant. The program may be seen in the Quad-Cities over WHBF-TV.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-Cities will start to bop tonight when jazzmen strut on stage in Davenport's Col Ballroom to signal the start of the 1982 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival.

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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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