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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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