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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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