Day in history for September 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
James Broderick has opened a grocery on Adams Street.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The new ferry dock being constructed here is nearing completion and will soon be taken to the Davenport side to replace the one now doing service there.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Seven members of the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors and County Clerk H.B. Hubbard have been named delegates to the convention of the Illinois Association of County Clerks and Supervisors in Chicago.

1932 -- 75 years ago
You can 'see' the first game of the World Series between the Cubs and Yanks on The Argus player-board tomorrow. Join the crowd in front of The Argus building. Thousands of Rock Island fans will be there. Every pitched ball, every foul tip, every play will be reproduced immediately after it takes place on the field.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Factory employment in the Quad-Cities hit its highest level of the past year on Sept. 1, when 45,472 persons had jobs with area industries. The figure is 6.2% higher than a year ago.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Jesus Hernandez of Silvis has won two more medals in the fight for physical fitness. Hernandez, 69, claimed the two third-place medals in the state Senior Olympics last weekend in Springfield. They came in tennis and in the 1 mile walking race.

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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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