Day in history for March 6, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The newly elected board of city officers will take the usual oath of office next Monday at the courthouse. Mayor Buford will deliver his inaugural address at this time.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Every desirable seat in Turner Hall was occupied at an early hour last night by friends of the Central Presbyterian Church. The entertainment given was heartily appreciated.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Lake Forest College glee club, which will appear at Rock Island High School on March 11, also will sing at the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Representatives of the larger stores in Rock Island and the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce conferred by phone today with Illinois state auditor Edward J. Barrett relative to the establishment of a currency exchange.

1958 -- 50 years ago
East Moline police rushed gas to a stalled ambulance this morning that stopped on the highway east of Silvis while transporting an Erie woman to Moline Public Hospital. The Morrison ambulance driver obtained a ride as far as the East Moline service station where police were called to return him to his vehicle.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Carol Sue Tanner of Rock Island recently was named Woman of the Year by the Paddlewheel Chapter of the American Business Women's Association.

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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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