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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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