Day in history for January 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday about 170 hogs were driven from Edgington to Mr. Harper's slaughter house. Seventy of the hogs were raised by Daniel Edgington and the remainder by his neighbors.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A transient was arrested for robbing several Rock Island and Davenport residences. He confessed and his prospect for Joliet is exceedingly good.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Dr. G.L. Eyster was chosen president of the Rock Island Club.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Galesburg High School easily whipped Rock Island High last night in

1957 -- 50 years ago
An East Moline woman, Mrs. Jeanne Wrenn of 720 20th Ave., today was named the Illinois Polio Mother of the Year. The honor was conferred during the annual Rock Island County ''Mother's March Tea'' held at the Butterworth Civic Center in Moline. Mrs. Wrenn was stricken with polio July 14, 1954.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A fire that destroyed an automotive garage near the Rock Island-Moline border early Friday afternoon injured one man and cut off phone service to about 120 customers. The fire, at Gene's Garage at 4522 6th Ave., Rock Island, started from a spark that ignited gasoline from a car that was being repaired for a leaking fuel tank.

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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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