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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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