Day in history for December 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Mississippi River Bridge Co. will run trains of cars between Rock Island and Davenport during the winter months and probably longer.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island merchants will meet during the week to discuss the propriety of establishing electric lights along 2nd Avenue.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Dr. M.A. Hollingsworth has returned from Chicago where he attended the annual meeting of the Illinois Veterinary Society.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Dr. G.A. Andreen of Augustana College will be one of a committee of college presidents representing all sections of the United States who will have an audience with President Herbert Hoover at 10 Thursday morning in the White House.

1956 -- 50 years ago
All students at Edison School, 9th St. and 42nd Ave., Rock Island, were evacuated at 11:05 this morning because of a fire in an addition being constructed to the school. Three Rock Island fire companies and the aerial ladder truck were dispatched to the scene.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Moline post office lobby, previously open 24 hours a day, will be closed at night beginning this week. Al Doyle, superintendent of postal operations at Moline, said the lobby, the last in the Quad-Cities to be open 24 hours, is closing because of vandalism.

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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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