Day in history for April 27, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are now asked to announce that the crossing of the Mississippi railroad bridge will be suspended for a few days.

1881 -- 125 years ago
This evening the Odd Fellows of Rock Island celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of the order in their lodge rooms over the First National Bank.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Lawrence Gowling received word that his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gowling, had been injured in the San Francisco earthquake.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Funeral services for George W. Johnson, 73, president of the Moline Furniture Works and dean of the county Republican Central Committee, will be held at 2 Wednesday afternoon in his home, 4129 7th Ave., Moline, and at 2:30 at the First Lutheran Church.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Rev. Ellis Youngdahl, chaplain of Moline Lutheran Hospital, will give the rite of dedication at the dedication service of the new chapel in the hospital Sunday.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Mary Ann Blean won $500 shooting pool Sunday, that's a lot of quarters. Blean, of Erie, won first prize in the Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association Eight-Ball Tournament at Springfield's Holiday Inn East, proving there is a place at the slate for women.

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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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