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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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