Day in history for July 31, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
All the late New York papers and magazines can be found at F.H. Warren's Book Store.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Owners of real estate should chalk up their holding a notch or two in consequence of the ordering of the Hennepin Canal survey.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Moline, East Moline And Watertown Railway Co. yesterday requested a permanent injuction against the city of East Moline to restrain the city from interfering with the operation of its cars.

1932 -- 75 years ago
More than 2,000 persons were thrilled by the spectacle which the annual Lantern Parade of the Rock Island playground children presented last night at the Rock Island Public Schools Stadium. The parade was by far the largest ever held in the history of the event.

1957 -- 50 years ago
M.W. Driggs, 2825 5 1/2 Ave., Rock Island, manager of the Modern Woodmen home office camp service department, will retire tomorrow after more than 52 years with the society. Mr. Driggs started as a clerk Jan. 30, 1905.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A lot of concern over elderly housing and a large dose of sentiment brought a loyal band of about 25 protestors to the old Mercy Hospital in Davenport Friday evening to publicly criticize hospital officials who want to tear down the 113 year old building.

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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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