Day in history for December 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. McDonald is on hand with a complete company of good performers. He will open tomorrow night at Smith's Hall with 'Othello.' He intends to make Rock Island his headquarters for the winter.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Dr. Truesdale sold his three-year-old Jersey heifer 'Teresa' to Valentine Dauber for $100.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A force of more than 40 men was started on a night shift in the small arms department of the Rock Island Arsenal to make parts for the Springfield rifle.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The cash retail price of milk last night was reduced two cents per quart, from 10 to eight cents, by 14 Quad-Cities dealers buying milk from the Quality Milk Assn., a cooperative organization of producers. The new price will go into effect tomorrow morning.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island YWCA will open the Christmas season Sunday with the traditional 'Hanging of the Greens' in the clubrooms. The vesper service will be at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Eugene Darling of Memorial Heights Methodist Church will be the speaker.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline American Legion Post 246 is sponsoring a Cubs Caravan Jan. 10 at the post to help finance construction of the $250,000 ballpark complex they plan to develop on 37 acres in the southeast corner of Green Valley Park.

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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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