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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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