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: 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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