Day in history for April 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A long talk on the subject of tobacco affecting the human system will be given tonight at Dauer's on Illinois St.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Argus reported today that Jesse James, the notorious outlaw, was shot and killed by Robert Ford, 20 years old, believed to be a detective, at the outlaw's rendezvous near St. Joseph, Mo.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Government reports issued today show that the Rock Island Post Office sales during the last quarter were $26,085, the largest in the history of the local office.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Tomorrow is the last chance for voting in the straw poll being conducted by The Argus. The vote thus far has 2,165 for the re-election of Herbert Hoover and 2,371 against re-election. On the Democratic side, Alfred E. Smith held a small margin over Franklin D. Roosevelt for the nomination.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A county wide tuberculin program for first grade students, in both the public and parochial schools of Rock Island County, will be carried on during the months of April and May.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Gerald J. Taylor, managing editor of The Daily Dispatch since 1977, has been named general manager of the newspaper. Taylor, 34, also will serve as executive editor, said Len R. Small, Dispatch editor and publisher.

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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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