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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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