Day in history for July 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Argus has become acquainted with a certain preventative to attacks of mosquitoes, flies and other insects. Included in the recipe is glycerine, oil of spearmon and oil of terpentine. Is not the remedy worse than the bite?

1882 -- 125 years ago
A drunken phrenologist was about the streets last night examining the heads of those inclined toward that business.

1907 -- 100 years ago
About 600 spectators were present at the opening of the new open-air vaudeville or air-dome on the empty lot next to the Harper House last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
No matter how hard they try, those pesky Plow Boys are likely to lose to Rock Island the rest of the season. The Islanders made it nine straight last night at Browning Field as they trounced Moline, 8-1, before 365 fans. The win boosted their lead over Davenport to two and a half games.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The purchase of the property at 1124 Division St. for $22,500 from Mrs. Kuno Struck was announced Friday afternoon at a meeting of the board of trustees of the Davenport Public Museum.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Temperatures of 92 degrees Sunday and Monday buckled streets, boosted swimming pool attendance and swamped air conditioning repairmen with phone calls. Temperatures are expected to stay warm this week.

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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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