Day in history for April 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Persons who are so poor that they must steal The Argus from a neighbor's door may obtain a paper free of charge if they send their names to this office.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Eighty saloon licenses have been issued by the city clerk during the present year. The population of Rock Island is now 11,659.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Burglars entered the Cross Country Saloon yesterday and left with a quantity of bottled whiskey, 300 cigars and $1 in cash.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The French comedy ''LeVoyage de Monsieur Perrichon'' was presented to an audience of about 400 persons last night at the Rock Island High School auditorium.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Miss Anne A. Potter, Rock Island, was among young women and matrons featured in an Easter hat panel published Monday by the New York Herald Tribune. She is the daughter of Ben H. Potter, 55 Hawthorne Rd., co-publisher of The Argus. Miss Potter wore a hat of draped turban style.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Weather is causing delays in field work this spring throughout the Midwest, but local officials say it is still too early for farmers to push the panic button. ''It is still plenty wet and the soil temperature is a little cool to get real nervous yet,'' said Dean Oswald, Henry County extension adviser in Cambridge.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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