Day in history for July 30, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We have received a letter from the agent of Ole Bull to procure a house for his concert and we have engaged the 2nd Presbyterian Church. He will perform here Saturday evening, a more extended notice to appear later.

1881 -- 125 years ago
John Martin, age 19, fell from a train at Carbon Cliff yesterday and was severely cut about the head.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Isaac Rice entertained a company of friends Friday evening at a bowling party and dinner at the Rock Island Club.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Fred L. Strieter of Davenport was reelected president of the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra Assn. at the annual meeting at noon today at the Davenport Chamber of Commerce.

1956 -- 50 years ago
In recognition of her work in organizing temporary obstetrical facilities at Moline Lutheran Hospital in 1955, Miss Dorothea Benson, R.N., has been nominated for the Illinois State Nurses Assn. ''Nurse of the Year'' award.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. will add two new buildings to expand its John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline by about 160,000 square feet. Deere spokesman Robert Shoup said the new buildings are part of a multi-million, long-term expansion of the Harvester Works, which now includes over 4 million square feet of manufacturing space.

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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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