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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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