Day in history for October 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Smith, of Davenport, being about to remove into a new block is closing out his carpets at cost. Here is a chance for housekeepers.

1882 -- 125 years ago
As soon as the remainder of the iron required for the Milan street car line shall be received, the road will be formally thrown open to the public.

1907 -- 100 years ago
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the Milan celebration of the opening of the Hennepin canal on Oct. 21. A sports program has been arranged for this day with free boat rides on the canal.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Cousins, a 7-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl, both of Moline, were seriously injured this morning when they were struck by the eastbound Rocky Mountain limited of the Rock Island Lines at the 3rd Street crossing, Moline.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Arson fears flamed anew today in wake of a fire last night which destroyed two cattle feeding barns on the Russell Saur farm, north of Buffalo.

1982 -- 25 years ago
About 350 Caterpillar Tractor Co. Davenport Plant employees will be laid off Friday as a result of the United Auto Workers Strike. They are clerical workers, secretaries and non-management, non-union staff members. Similar layoffs are expected at other locations. No negotiations have been held since Sept. 31.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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