Day in history for July 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
North's Circus is undoubtedly the leading exhibition of the kind for 1856. The canvas is immense, covering upwards of 3,000 people. This magnificent entertainment will open in this city July 31.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Capt. John Cowden, in an interview with The Argus, went on record as favoring the Hennepin Canal.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Dr. W.H. Ludwig of Rock Island was yesterday elected president of the Illinois and Iowa Central District Medical Assn.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Workmen will be busy at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds this week erecting a ''midway city'' for the third annual Tri-City Knights of Columbus barbecue which is to be held there next Sunday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A new effort is being made to fill in a South Moline Township cave that is described as a threat to the safety of adventurous children. An unidentified motorist called the sheriff's office last night to complain about the cave, located in the side of a bank on 14th St., near Black Hawk Road.

1981 -- 25 years ago
More than 15,000 people visited the three World War II aircrafts from the Confederate Air Force displayed last week at the Quad-City Airport. The Texas-based CAF buys and restores aircraft built between 1939 and 1945.

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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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