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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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