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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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