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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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