Day in history for June 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
It was Saturday evening, not Sunday, that constable Ottoman insulted a lady on Front Street. The Argus regrets its error.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Yesterday was a red shirt day for the fire ladies of this city. The annual parade and inspection was held.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Robert Bresnahan, catcher for the New York Giants, has invented shin guards to protect his legs. It is expected that a number of catchers will use them.

1932 -- 75 years ago
E.E. Scott today announced his resignation as manager of the McCabe Dry Goods Co., Rock Island, effective July 1. His successor has not yet been announce1957 -- 50 years ago: A depression for the United States is not imminent, in the opinion of Abner D. Goldstine, an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Goldstine spoke today to Quad-Cities school teachers at the Workshop on Economic Education at Davenport High School. He outlined three main tools in preventing a depressio1982 -- 25 years ago: Officials of the Word of Life Christian Center this morning announced the purchase of the old Tri-City Jewish Center, 7th Avenue and 18th Street, Rock Island. 'Having had two rented temporary locations in the city, we are extremely proud of finally calling this beautiful building our new home,' said Gary Ellis, senior pastor.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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