Day in history for July 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Graham, at his stove and tin-ware store, has just received a large lot of iron chairs, mantles, grates and gas fixtures which he sells astonishingly cheap.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A test of water pressure in the city main was made last night when the Rescue Hose Company threw two streams of water over the spires of the Central Presbyterian Church.

1907 -- 100 years ago
More than 3,000 carmen employed in the shops of the Rock Island Lines are now on strike. The walkout was called in sympathy with the cause of the striking carmen at Silvis.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Children of the Rock Island play grounds will hold their annual Lantern Parade at the Public Schools Stadium. This will be the first year in the stadium. In previous years it has been held in Long View Park.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Switches thrown today activated an entirely new $500,000 full color printing press including auxiliary equipment and signaled completion of the first phase of The Argus million-dollar expansion and remodeling project.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Twelve-year-old Suzanne Hoke broke into tears when the judge handed her the award for the best cat in the show Friday at the Rock Island County Fair. She clung tight to her cat, Bridget, a red tabby that had wandered to the Hoke home as a stray.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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