Day in history for July 3, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The St. Charles Saloon has recently been remodeled and is prepared for the July 4 celebration.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The overseer of the poor relieved 21 families during the month of June. The amount of money advanced to the 117 persons was $224.85.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Dr. W.S. Marquis, pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian Church, acceded to the request of church members yesterday and promised to refuse the call to the Lincoln, Neb., pastorate.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Quad City golf team to compete in the national public links golf tournament at Louisville, Ky., are Lloyd Nordstrom, Art Myers, Rolph Meyers, Emil Plambeck and H.C. Simmons. Nordstrom is the new Quad City golf champion.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Mayor Peter J. Dreier announced the appointment of Ivan Pendleton as new police chief during the regular meeting of the Silvis City Council. Pendleton, who once served as assistant police chief, had been a deputy in the Rock Island County Sheriff's office until last May when he was appointed a sergeant on the Silvis police force.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A four-car crash on Interstate 74 near Moline's 3rd Avenue backed up traffic late Friday night. Moline police said no one was injured in the accident.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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