Day in history for September 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Senator Douglas will address the citizens of Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties on Oct. 29 in this city.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
An automobile parade this afternoon heralded the opening of the great Rock Island exposition. Nearly 50 cars participated.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
A public auction of surplus industrial machines with an acquisition cost of a $1,000,000 will be conducted at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Rock Island Arsenal. Kinds of machines to be put on the auction block include honing, drilling, chucking and turning, grinding, reaming, boring and facing, lathes, mills, presses, shapers and furnaces.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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