Day in history for October 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The assortment of cloaks and mantillas to be found in Whitaker And Everts Store is the best in the city. They also feature ladies scarves and fur goods.

1882 -- 125 years ago
This noon there was an extraordinary pig chase in Market Square. The animal escaped while being weighed and was recovered only after a chase down 2nd Avenue.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Postmaster H.A.J. McDonald has issued a statement showing that 213,922 pieces of mail originated in Rock Island last week with a resulting revenue of $2,446.06.

1932 -- 75 years ago
State Rep. Michael L. Igoe of Chicago, minority leader of the house, will address a rally of Rock Island County Democrats tonight at the Masonic Temple. He will speak in behalf of the candidacy of Judge Henry Horner of Chicago, Democratic nominee for governor.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Henry C. Borden, 2926 31st St., Rock Island, was elected president of the Rock Island Kiwanis Club at a luncheon meeting at the Fort Armstrong Hotel. He will succeed Robert J. Sinnett at the first meeting in January.

1982 -- 25 years ago
National Amusements Inc. of Boston Wednesday broke ground for the Razz-Ma-Tazz Pizza Palace, an amusement-restaurant center next to Showcase Cinemas on U.S. 67 in Milan. It is scheduled to open in late April.

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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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