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: 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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