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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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