Day in history for September 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A new bowling saloon has been opened by Mr. Downey under the Rock Island House.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The roustabouts of the steamer Pittsburgh yesterday struck for higher wages while the boat was at the Rock Island wharf. Their salary was raised to $30 per month.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island's hopes for a Three-I League pennant brightened considerably yesterday when the Islanders trounced Cedar Rapids and Bloomington downed Decatur in both games of a double header.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island children gathered up their books this morning and started back to school to begin another year of study.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Clarence L. Sturm of Manawa, Wis., a member of the board of directors of CARE, will speak at a Lions Roar event Sunday when the Moline Lions Club will be host to 42 clubs in west-central Illinois. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Moline Legion Building.

1982 -- 25 years ago
An afternoon of dancing and fun was held this week on board the Julia II excursion boat. The passengers included 130 members of the Moline Senior Citizen Center, 620 18th St., said Lynn E. Wilkinson, director at the center. A band played music for dancing and listening, and refreshments were served. Later on, a sing-a-long was held.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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