Day in history for November 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Supervisor George Marshall presented a petition from the Sterling and Rock Island Railroad Co. asking to be granted the right of way over 20 acres of swamp land in Rock Island County.

1882 -- 125 years ago
It is now quite probable that another electric tower will be located near the waterworks building and one on the mill of the Rock Island Lumber And Manufacturing Co.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The annual rummage sale held in the armory for the benefit of Bethany Home closed last night. The total receipts for the three days of the sale were $659.01.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Carl Seiler of Oneida, Ill., was crowned corn husking champion of the United States. He set a new record of 36,914 bushels to win the title and $100 in cash.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Myrtle E. Schoessel died at St. Anthony's Hospital. She had been supreme recorder for the Royal Neighbors of America and edited the association's magazine.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Kevin Dailey, son of Donald and Mary Dailey, this week was awarded the Boy Scout Eagle Badge at ceremonies at the First Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Among other honors, he was elected by his fellow Troop members into the Order of the Arrow and senior patrol leader at specialty camp. He graduated from Moline High School with honors.

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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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