Day in history for July 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The railroad company has defied the city authorities in continuing with construction work. The city council earlier denied their request for permission to make improvements at the depot.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A little more than $200 dog tax has been collected thus far. The collection will be faster now with the annual slaughter of the 'unpaid' beginning in 10 days.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Charles L. Larkin was unanimously elected president of the Rock Island Library Board last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Moline extended its winning streak to two games yesterday by rallying to trim the Keokuk Indians, 7-4. The Plows face the Indians again tonight. Meanwhile, the Islanders continued to roll as they downed Waterloo, 12-0.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Roy E. Eaton story will be told on a national television show, with scenes filmed at the Rock Island courthouse where the man obtained freedom after 16 years wrongful imprisonment. One of the 'actors' was Eaton himself. He was released from prison in April, 1956, after it was proved he did not participate in a Rock Island kidnap-robbery in 1938.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline Lutheran Hospital is continuing work on a $437,354 renovation of its west wing after resolving questions that prompted city officials to order work stopped.

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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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