Day in history for May 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Nine persons were brought to Davenport from Iowa City and committed to jail to await their trial on the charge of murdering a man who was alleged to have burned a barn. The charge is that the group, known as the Iowa City ''Regulators,'' threw the man into the river. 1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Booster Club last night initiated plans for a carnival or some attraction of a similar nature for Rock Island. 1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
''Gripe Night'' was marked by few gripes but a lot of questions on city and county affairs. The temper of the meeting was more of friendly discussion than of putting public officials on the hot seat. 1983 -- 25 years ago:

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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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