Day in history for August 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We call attention to the Safety Fund and Bank Note Detector as invaluable to the merchant and business man. It contains a complete list of all banks, names of officers, rates of discount at all principal cities in the United States with a full list of counterfeiters.

1881 -- 125 years ago
E.P. Peaster is raising melons for the Hillsdale Fair that will weigh from 80 to 120 pounds.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. S.M. Crissman, daughter Luella and sons Drs. Rush and Ralph Crissman, leave on an eastern trip tomorrow.

1931 -- 75 years ago
William Todd, defending champion in the Black Hawk Hills Country Club annual championship tournament, was 1 down to A.B. Carlson, veteran golfer, at the end of the first 18 holes of their 36-hole semi-final match at noon today.

1956 -- 50 years ago
It looked like a seven-room house was standing over a king-sized bath tub as the building was in the process of being moved across the Hennepin Canal to Smith's Island. Richard Smith Sr. is owner of the house that was estimated to weigh 55 to 60 tons.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Televisions and electronics equipment valued at $2,500 was stolen from the Gospel Temple, 2305 7th Ave., Moline, sometime Thursday evening. The burglary was reported at 9:52 a.m. by the Rev. Gary Curtis.

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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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