St. Ambrose University President Emeritus Edward Rogalski Ph.D, St. Ambrose University President Sister Joan Lescinski, President and CEO of Genesis Health System Doug Cropper, Davenport 4th Ward Alderman Raymond A. Ambrose and members of the Iowa and Illinois Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce cut the ceremonial ribbon Thursday during the dedication of St. Ambrose's new $11.5 million Health Sciences Education Center at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport. ''The history of this project is long and predates my arrival to the Quad-Cities,'' Mr. Cropper said during the ceremonies. ''We need to train more health care professionals.''
Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."