Day in history for February 9, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
John Warner Esq., after an absence of several weeks at St. Louis, returned home last evening.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Johnston was seriously ill today, it was reported.

1906 -- 100 years ago
E.W. Hurst left on a business trip to Washington, D.C., today.

1931 -- 75 years ago
President Herbert Hoover and his wife, the former Miss Lou Henry, celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
August Sundine, co-publisher and executive editor of The Moline Daily Dispatch, died at 6:10 last night in his home, 1330 30th St., Moline, a few hours after suffering a heart seizure. Mr. Sundine would have been 74 Saturday. Mr. Sundine suffered a stroke about four years ago and had been confined to his home since that time.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The 450-foot tower seemed to spring up overnight on the bluffs north of Quad-City Downs. It is a radio signal repeater tower, built and owned by McDonald Enterprises of Chicago and leased to Motorola. Ray Cabry, an avid ham radio operator, rented a portion of his land, known as Happy Hollow Farms, to the Chicago firm. Motorola plans to rent aerial space on the tower to local radio operators.

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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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