Day in history for April 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Patrick Meighan has for sale a very choice assortment of family groceries; and also wines and liquors. Persons wishing to purchase will do well to call upon him, or his gentlemanly and accommodating clerks.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Tomorrow will be 'bock' beer day and those who are fond of the foaming beverage will be in their glory.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Judge R.W. Olmsted in county court today appointed John Trenaman and Louis Rahn as commissioners to act with Mayor Schaffer on the board of local improvements.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Mayor-elect Clarence E. Hodson today began consideration of the nearly nine hundred applications from persons seeking appointment to municipal position in Rock Island or jobs on the city street deparment crews.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Volunteers participated in the first of two Sunday work days held at YMCA Camp Hauberg, near Port Byron, for the camp's summer opening June 9. Volunteers included members of the Rock Island Agenda club, Student Optimists, Amici club, and friends of the YMCA.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Moving the contents of seven libraries must border on the impossible. But the Moline School District's five elementary librarians and Bob Disbrow, coordinator of audio-visual, library services, and Title I, moved some 30,000 books.

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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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