Day in history for July 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Bones have been found in the Fourth Ward by laborers engaged in excavating the earth. They are supposed to be bones of Indians.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The county roads are still in a bad condition and the businessmen of the city are planning to petition the county supervisors to have them repaired at once.

1907 -- 100 years ago
There is not a single case of contagious disease in the city at the present time. The last warning card was removed by health authorities last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
High officials and representatives of the various groups of employees of the Rock Island Lines joined last evening in a appeal to business interests of the Quad-City area to support the movement to bring other forms of transportation under the same regulations as the railways.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Starlings, a pesky bird brought to this country from England and now a problem in many American cities, received official attention of the Moline City Council last night.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Officials of the $200,000 Quad Cities Open golf tournament say all systems are go for the upcoming week of birdies, bogeys and biggies - better known as celebrities. Hundreds of area volunteers work energetically to put the tournament on the map.

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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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