Day in history for January 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We wish everybody a Happy New Year.

1882 -- 125 years ago
New Year's Day was given over to social amenities in Rock Island. Many prominent women received callers. Public offices were closed.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The YMCA held its annual reception and open house today.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Hugh L. Moore, pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, and Mrs. Moore, invite members and their friends to an open house today at the church.

1957 -- 50 years ago
No. 1 baby born in the Quad-Cities in 1957 was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Abrahamsen, 4725 28th Ave., Moline. The baby was born at 2:40 this morning in Moline Public Hospital and weighed 7 pounds and 15 3/4 ounces. At home she has a sister, Robin Sue, who was a year old last June 25.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The honor doesn't mean much to Anna Marie Jones. She may be the Quad-City area's first baby of 1982, but all she wants is to stay warm and well-fed. Anna was born at 1:03 a.m. Friday at Moline Public Hospital. She's the first child of Gary and Mary Jones of 2843 8th Ave., Rock Island. Anna almost lost the distinction of being the area's first baby of the year to a precocious pair of Davenport twins, born one and two minutes before midnight.

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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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