Day in history for February 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There is no getting around it. All know that Dauer And Lippmann keep the best stock of cigars And tobacco in Rock Island.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Announcement was made by The Argus, through the distribution of a miniature newspaper, of a change to a morning issue, which event will occur about March 1.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Public Library was closed this morning by the library board, at the request of the health board. It will remain closed until the scarlet fever epidemic is under control.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The theft of a rear view mirror with a watch attached from a parked automobile was reported to Moline police by James F. Lardner Jr. The accessories were taken while Mr. Lardner's car was parked on 19th Street between 5th and 6th avenues, Moline.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 400 persons attended the smorgasbord dinner and open house at the Rock Island YMCA yesterday. Those attending the dinner toured the YMCA facilities. The affair was one activity of YMCA week.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The melodies of Beethoven and Chopin, the ragtime of Scott Joplin, and the pop tunes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney sounded in the W.L. Eddy gymnasium Tuesday as concert pianist Robin McCabe entertained students in the Milan elementary school.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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