Day in history for September 29, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus editorialized about the ''wrongful but prevalent habit'' of mailing letters by depositing them directly into railroad mail cars instead of taking them to the post office.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Louis Bysinger, a young German employed by Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann in the sawmill, drowned in the Mississippi River about 15 miles below Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
I.S. White won the first cup in the men's handicap at the Arsenal Golf Club, defeating Judge Nathaniel French by a score of 4 and 2.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Elmer C. Anderson, wounded World War I veteran and former town clerk of Rock Island, died suddenly while attending a reunion at Atlanta, Ga.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Yesterday was the 80th birthday of Mrs. Ida Carlson, East Moline, and for a present her son, Lloyd, took his mother for her first airplane ride.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Black Hawk College officials are continuing efforts to establish an educational television station in the Quad-Cities through a link-up of area cable television systems or a low-power broadcast station. The school received a $12,700 U.S. Department of Commerce grant this spring to study the cable system plan.

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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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