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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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