Day in history for July 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The new crossing between Guyer and Nordell's blocks is a pattern worth following. It is the only good crossing in the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
There are three cases of tetanus in the city at the present time, all resulting from the explosion of toy pistols on the Fourth of July. Two of the cases are expected to prove fatal.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The parade of the Ringling Brothers Circus yesterday was about the finest thing ever seen in this city in the way of a circus. There were 600 horses and 1,286 persons in the column.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Thomas J. Jordan, formerly curate at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island, has been named chancellor of the Peoria Diocese. In February, 1931, Father Jordan was promoted to the Directorship of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the Diocese.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Davenport Levee Commission approved the construction of a 330-foot loading ramp for small boats in the Credit Island harbor. The program is scheduled to begin this month as soon as the river recedes and cost estimates are secured.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County's new jail may not be built next to the county courthouse after all. Some building commission members think the asking price for nearby property is too high.

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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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