Day in history for October 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago bankers have thrown out Florence money, but we cannot see why this should alarm holders in this city. Our bankers take it without saying a word against it.

1882 -- 125 years ago
After the election excitement has been concluded in November, a veterans' association will be organized in Rock Island, it was reported today by the leaders of several Civil War regiments.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Harry Goff, Rock Island, champion trick and fancy roller skater of the world, has been billed for next week at the Family Theater.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Plans were completed today for a fitting welcome to President Hoover in Rock Island tomorrow when his special train will stop here en route to Des Moines where he will deliver his first address of the campaign tomorrow night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Arsenal employees received $515 in awards for work suggestions submitted last month. Savings to the government because of these suggestions totaled $4,106.91, according to the Arsenal office of public information.

1982 -- 25 years ago
David Morrell, PhD., is full professor of American literature at the University of Iowa. He is the author of five novels, one of which will be released this month. His first book, 'First Blood,' has been made into a $20-million movie.

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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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