Day in history for September 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
G.C. Grut respectfully informs the citizens of Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, Camden and their vicinities that he has opened an establishment for manufacturing plain and ornamental picture frames and upholstery.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A grand ball and banquet has been planned for the liquor dealers and manufacturers who will attend the state convention in Rock Island on Sept. 19.

1907 -- 100 years ago
James W. Cavanaugh was reappointed superintendent of the Rock Island Waterworks by Mayor H.C. Schaffer at a meeting of the city council.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Moline building activities took an encouraging spurt during August. Sixty-nine permits were issued and the estimated cost of the projects amounted to $31,672.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The 1958 line of RCA-Victor color televisions will be introduced to more than 175 dealers in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin at a special showing Wednesday at the new home for the corporation, 1704 S. Dittmer St., Davenport.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County officials have selected the north side of 3rd Avenue between 13th and 14th streets in Rock Island as the site of the new county jail. Jordan Junior High School and three other buildings on the half-block site will be demolished.

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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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