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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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