Day in history for December 30, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Our friends, Littig And Huber, are making every preparation for a grand affair tomorrow night at the Rock Island City Hall.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Sneak thieves have a particular grudge against Dr. Davidson, one of our fairest men and best citizens. They have riddled his buggy of its robe and blanket for the fourth time.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The work on the mains to carry the artesian water to Market Square is almost completed and the water will be turned on early this week.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Another big wolf hunt has been planned for the southwest part of Henry County. It will be held on New Year's Day.

1951 -- 50 years ago
One of the hopes of Moline Police Chief Harry Fromme for 1952 is the formation of a traffic accident investigation and prevention bureau to handle the increasing volume of traffic work now spread over the entire department.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Two members of the Quad-City American Sportfliers Club escaped serious injury when their hang gliders crashed at the Illiniwek Forest Preserve at Hampton. James Schadt of Mt. Joy suffered scratches but was not hospitalized when his glider crashed into the upper branches of a tree. A few minutes later, Clarence Machlan of Muscatine incurred minor injuries when he was forced to jump from his glider before it crashed into a hill.

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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."






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