Day in history for July 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Great crowds meet nightly at Webber's Auction. Goods go off fast and cheap and occasionally we hear of people getting their pockets picked. Better keep an eye out for light fingered gentry.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Six passenger cars have been ordered in St. Louis for the Rock Island And Milan Horse Railway Company. Three of the cars are of the open type and three are for use throughout the year.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Commissioner of the State Board of Charities arrived in the city today to investigate the application of the Rock Island County Humane Society for articles of incorporation.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Argus announced today that Chancellor Franz Von Papen is serving as Reich's commissioner in Prussia, a position equal to that of dictator.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Moline singer and dancer, Ken Berry, will appear as one of the guests on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout Show, CBS television program, tonight. A former Moline man, Jerry Parkinson who now resides in Los Angeles, will introduce the Moline contestant. The program may be seen in the Quad-Cities over WHBF-TV.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-Cities will start to bop tonight when jazzmen strut on stage in Davenport's Col Ballroom to signal the start of the 1982 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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