Day in history for October 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Johnny Hyland opened a saloon this morning at the Island City Hotel and all may rest assured that he will 'do things up according to Gunter.'

1882 -- 125 years ago
Our lady readers will be pleased to learn that brocaded velvets and plushes, in floral patterns, will be the favorite fabrics for evening wear.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Industrial Commission endorsed the First Savings Bank Life Insurance Co. of Rock Island and its organizers, Paul Kersch, Milton Denney and James L. Ferguson.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Henry C. First, 93, commander of the Illinois Department of the Grand Army of the Republic and one of the honored few to form the guard that stood watch over the bier of Abraham Lincoln, died yesterday.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Ronald Ford, president of the Geneseo Future Farmers of America Chapter, has been selected to attend the National FFA convention in Kansas City, Mo. He was selected as one of four in the State to play in the National FFA Band.

1982 -- 25 years ago
For the first time in 16 years, voters in the 17th District will send someone other that Republician Tom Railsback to Washington. For the first time since 1966 they will have a choice: Republican Ken McMillan, Bushnell or Democrat Lane Evans, Rock Island.

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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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