Day in history for March 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The people in some portions of this county report that they have had no mail for three weeks.

1882 -- 125 years ago
John Evans was fined $1 and costs this morning for allowing his horse to remain on the sidewalk at 18th Street and 2nd Avenue.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W. B. Clemmer of Council Bluffs, Iowa, arrived in Rock Island yesterday to begin his duties as pastor of the Memorial Christian Church.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Argus will conduct a straw vote in three area counties as a test of trends in advance of the primary.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The constitutionality of the new East Moline ordinance regulating the size of signs advertising gasoline prices was upheld this morning in a ruling by Police Magistrate Clyde Fuller. Fuller announced a decision of guilty in the case of Robert L. Weishaar, operator of a service station at 18th Avenue and 19th Street. He was fined $25 and assessed costs of $9.70.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Motorists traveling on Interstate 74 may not be aware of it, but when they cross over 19th Street in Moline for the next few days they'll be riding a little higher than usual. Department of Transportation employees are preparing to raise the support structure slightly so that new bearings can be slipped into place.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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