Day in history for January 11, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Ryland returned from St. Louis yesterday to resume the practice of his profession with Dr. Cady.

1882 -- 125 years ago
F.C.A. Denkmann was chosen president and Frederick Weyerhaeuser, vice president of the Rock Island Lumber Co. at the annual meeting of stockholders.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Josephine and Nellie Dower entertained a number of their friends last evening at their home in Rock Island. Games and music were the diversions of the evening.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Radio station WHBF will open broadcasting in its new headquarters at the Harms Hotel. Mayor Chester Thompson will officially open the program.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Three dynamite blasts shook the East Moline waterfront yesterday afternoon but reports of shocks came from miles around. The blasting of the rock bed in the river bottom was planned to prepare for placement of a huge water inlet line for the new East Moline water filtration system.

1982 -- 25 years ago
While city dwellers fretted about how to start their cars during the record weekend cold snap, farmers had headaches worrying about how to feed their livestock and keep them out of harm's way. As the wind chill factor slid to 80 degrees below zero Saturday and Sunday, snow drifted across farm lanes and gateways into the fields.

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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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