Day in history for October 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Johnny Hyland opened a saloon this morning at the Island City Hotel and all may rest assured that he will 'do things up according to Gunter.'

1882 -- 125 years ago
Our lady readers will be pleased to learn that brocaded velvets and plushes, in floral patterns, will be the favorite fabrics for evening wear.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Industrial Commission endorsed the First Savings Bank Life Insurance Co. of Rock Island and its organizers, Paul Kersch, Milton Denney and James L. Ferguson.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Henry C. First, 93, commander of the Illinois Department of the Grand Army of the Republic and one of the honored few to form the guard that stood watch over the bier of Abraham Lincoln, died yesterday.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Ronald Ford, president of the Geneseo Future Farmers of America Chapter, has been selected to attend the National FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo. He was selected as one of four in the State to play in the National FFA Band.

1982 -- 25 years ago
For the first time in 16 years, voters in the 17th District will send someone other that Republician Tom Railsback to Washington. For the first time since 1966 they will have a choice: Republican Ken McMillan, Bushnell or Democrat Lane Evans, Rock Island.

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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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