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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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