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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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