Day in history for July 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
As we intend shortly to bring out The Argus in a new and beautiful dress, we offer the type on which it is now printed for sale at a bargin.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The policy of the government toward the issueance of currency was denounced at a meeting of the backers of the Greenback party last night in Turner Hall.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Traffic on the Watertown interurban line was stopped at East Moline this morning on orders of Mayor Johnson, because of the failure of the street car company to accept the franchise offered by the city.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The all-day hearing will be conducted tomorrow at the courthouse on the application of the Peoples Power Co. for permits that will authorize construction of a supply pipe line for natural gas to connect the Quad-cities with the Texas-Chicago pipe line of the Natural Gas Pipeline Corporation of America in Rural Township.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A New York Store will be opened in Rock Island in late summer or early fall at 1723 2nd Ave. Announcement of plans for the major department store was made today by Ad Estess, Rock Island, president of the New York Store, Moline.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline Tool Co. is shipping a $1.3 million tool to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of Japan's largest industrial firms.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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