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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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