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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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