Day in history for July 19, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are requested to state that the public school in District No. 1 will commence on Monday morning at the new frame school house under the supervision of Mr. James Beardsley and Miss A. McCall, who are experienced and competent teachers.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Mat Mahoney was prostrated by the heat Saturday afternoon and died after being taken to the hospital. He was 25 years of age and had been married a short time.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. H.W. Reed officiated Monday at the marriage of Miss Minnie V. Lord and William T. Livingston, both of Thomson, Ill.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Burglars who entered Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 21st St. and 5th Ave., Rock Island, yesterday escaped with two chalices valued at $150. They chiseled locks off the tabernacle door on the altar to remove the valuable pieces.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The appointment of Lawrence Schatteman, 3313 13th St., East Moline, as caretaker for East Moline parks was announced today by August A. Poelvoorde, chairman of the grounds committee.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Hettie Mae Liston wasn't dreaming when she heard her name in the Illinois Lottery Drawing Thursday. The 64-year-old Rock Island woman was named winner of $25,000 and one of 14 people who will vie for a $1 million drawing.

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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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