Day in history for October 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Delegates of the National American County Convention met at the courthouse in Rock Island recently and appointed Charles Buford, chairman and E.D. Bowers, secretary.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Robert Lenn, foreman at the Rock Island Mill, fractured his arm yesterday afternoon.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island High School football team defeated the Washington, Iowa, team Saturday afternoon by a score of 58 to 0.

1931 -- 75 years ago
E.H. Sohner, superintendent of the Farmall Plant, said today that beginning Nov. 1 the plant will operate on a four-day weekly schedule instead of three days.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Open house continues at the new $1,500,000 Scott County Courthouse today following an impressive dedication yesterday, which attracted more than 2,000 persons. The only aluminum clad county building in the United States, it was dedicated by Gov. Leo A. Hoegh as a symbol of a strong, sturdy, efficient and honest local government and as a tribute to the keen spirit of progress as displayed by the people of Scott County.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Another 60 employees of International Harvester's Farmall Plant in Rock Island will be laid off. Spokesman Bob Eggleson said 30 will be laid off today and another 30 will be laid off a week from today, Oct. 30.

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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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