Day in history for August 7, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
At Galena the other day The Argus editor visited the Hesler's Dagueerean Gallery. He does not require a tedious sitting for his pictures, but simply one flash of light and the work is done. He has forwarded specimen's of his pictures to the world's fair.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Fifteen Rock Island people have gone to Island Wild, a lake in central Wisconsin and the summer resort of members of Gideon's band.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Thirty bums were picked up by Rock Island police in the railroad yards last night. A more ungodly crew has seldom been confined at police headquarters.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Edison School will be formally opened Sept. 21.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Bob Stucker, 1849 39th St., Rock Island, was awarded a trophy at the victory banquet of the National Model Airplane Championships at the naval air station, Willow Grove, Pa., last Sunday. Stucker won third place in the control line, senior scale, event. The meet was sponsored by the National Exchange Club with the Academy of Model Aeronautics officiating at the events and the United States Navy acting as host.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Ian McLaughlin of Rock Island lost to second-seeded Ben Testerman of Chattanooga, Tenn., in the third round of the national tennis championships for boys 16 years old. McLaughlin lost 6-3, 6-0. He plays in the consolation round today against Mike Lee of Phoenix, Ariz.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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