Day in history for August 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
T. Lighiton, would respectfully inform the citizens of Rock Island he is prepared to give instrustions in music, on the Piano, Forte, and Organ.

1882 -- 125 years ago
C.B Knox, a guard on the government bridge, yesterday caught a 65-pound catfish, and it was considered to be a particulary good day for fishing.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The fat men of the city defeated the lean ones, 18 to 17, yesterday afternoon at the Island City benefit of the Old Ladies Home.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Dr. Morris Fishbein, author of the daily health articles published by the Argus, has been decorated with one of the highest honors in the gift of the Italian government.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Al (Frosty) DeVreize of East Moline was named outstanding Amvet in Illinois during the annual installation of district officers in Sterling Saturday night.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Moline Hospital Services Coordinating Committee is taking shape, although it is still one member short. The names of 13 committee members were approved by the Moline City Council Tuesday, with one position held open at the request of the Lutheran Church of America.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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