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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