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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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