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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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