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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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