Day in history for October 22, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The Whig district convention, held at Berlin (Swedona), nominated Lucius Wells, Esq., of Hampton, for representative in the legislature. He was formerly sheriff of Rock Island County. Some Moline and Cambridge delegates tried to sway the convention to an anti-slavery stand but failed.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Moline is dissatisfied with the decision of the C.B. And Q. railroad to remove its station agent from Moline and to combine the freight depots of three cities under one head.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Prince Hall, a home for orphans and widows to be conducted by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Illinois, is being completed in west Rock Island.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The war department has completed a survey of conditions at Rock Island Arsenal, the purpose of the study being to find additional work for the arsenal. Fewer than a thousand persons are employed there now.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Auction sales of furniture and art works from the estate of the late Katherine Deere Butterworth of Moline have grossed $44,790. A total of 144 catalog lots were sold at the Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A Houston attorney, working for an anonymous client, is quietly gathering information about the Quad-Cities with an eye to starting a fourth television station here.

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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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