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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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