Day in history for July 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The rents of dwellings in this city range from $200 to $600 a year and the dwellings are in demand. Several store rooms, however, are still unoccupied.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The monthly report of Phil Miller, City Marshal, shows that the police handled 72 cases in June, of which 18 were for drunkenness. A total of $102.15 was collected in fines.

1907 -- 100 years ago
All crops in this vicinity are reported as below normal by the State Department of Agriculture. Corn is given at 75 percent normal.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Argus reported today that Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York is leading all candidates through the third ballot of this Democratic National Convention. A caucus has been called for the Texas and California delegates who are pledged to Speaker Garner.

1957 -- 50 years ago
An estimated 200 persons attended the open house at the new building of the Visiting Nurse Association of Rock Island yesterday. The one story building, which was made possible by the contributions of local citizens and by the fund raising activities of the Junior Board, did not exceed the estimated cost.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The John Deere Home at 1217 11th Ave., Moline is up for sale. The home is now a 14 unit apartment building and is selling for $235,000.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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