Day in history for October 7, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. L. Thomson brought to town a tomato weighing two pounds. As far as its size, this tomato is hard to beat. We are as much obliged to Mr. Thomson as if the vegetable were in perfect state of preservation.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- Within a few days, Cordova, Port Byron and Hampton will be connected with Rock Island by telephone. The work of putting up the wires is nearly completed.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- A motion to limit the number of saloons in Rock Island to 75 was introduced at the City Council meeting last night, but failed to carry. The city now has 96 licensed saloons.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York has 61.8 per cent of the vote in The Argus' first tabulation of its straw poll of western Illinois. The vote in 1928 for the same period showed President Hoover with 70 per cent of the vote, compared to 30 per cent for Alfred E. Smith of New York.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- Burglars obtained $4,066 in cash and checks from the Plantation Club in Moline early yesterday. Sheriff Joe Schneider said this morning the burglary was similar to an entry in which $800 cash was stolen two weeks ago.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- Davenport police arrested an armed man outside Daveport West High School this morning and delayed the opening of school for an hour.
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