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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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