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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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