Day in history for November 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Farnam House has changed hands, Capt. A.A. Pond has taken charge of it. We trust Capt. Pond will meet with every success in his new location.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Stuart Robson and Will Crane noted comedians kept a capacity audience in convulsions at Harper's Theater last night with Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors.'

1907 -- 100 years ago
Bank cashiers checks made their appearance in Rock Island as money for the first time to any extent today when employes of the Tri-City Railway Co. were paid with these slips.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Wollmar Filip Bostrom, Swedish minister to this country and Dr. Albert Bushnell Hart, emeritus professor at Harvard University, were guests of honor for the Augustana College tercentenary observance of the death of King Gustavus Adolphus.

1957 -- 50 years ago
James L. Moore Jr., of Rock Island was the sweepstakes award winner at the Quad-City Art show in Davenport Municipal Gallery.

1982 -- 25 years ago
All systems are 'go' for the construction of a new Eagle Discount Center at 24th Street and 23rd Ave in Rock Island. Lucky plans to build a 32,100 square foot store on the property formerly occupied by Downings Dairy. Construction of the $2.5 Million facility is expected to get under way next spring.

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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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