Day in history for December 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The festival Thursday for the Methodist Church came off pleasantly. We learned the profits amounted to something over $300.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Although there are good prospects of a settlement of the railroad rate war, the excitement over the 50-cent rate to Chicago has not subsided.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The board of directors of Augustana College today refused to restore intercollegiate athletics at the college, claiming that the synod's position on all athletics must first be changed.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Francis C. King of East Moline, who assumes the office of state's attorney Monday, announced today that Forest Dizotell, Rock Island, and Francis J. Coyle, Moline, will be his assistants.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A week to 10 days may elapse before the city of Rock Island knows whether it can renew negotiations for purchase of the old bus barn at 3448 5th Ave., Rock Island for use as a city garage.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Nearly eight months have passed since Moline Public Hospital officials announced plans for a $15 million renovation program - an announcement followed within minutes by Lutheran Hosptial's proposal to buy Public. The twin announcements forced into public view a 16-year-old debate over the future of the hospitals.

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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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