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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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