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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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