Day in history for January 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The fresh halibut served up for dinner yesterday at the Island City restaurant was a luxury.

1882 -- 125 years ago
F.H. Guyer was chosen president of the Rock Island Athletic Assn. at a special meeting of the organization last night. T.H. Thomas was named vice president.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island Elks approved plans last night for the erection of a building at 1st Ave. and 18th St. near the Peter Fries estate.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Under a ruling by Attorney General Oscar E. Carlstrom in Springfield today, Rock Island's primary election must be held March 8 and not March 1 as has been planned.

1957 -- 50 years ago
One of America's leading singers of country and western tunes today was announced as an extra attraction for the closing day of the 1957 Quad-City Autorama tomorrow at the Rock Island Armory. Johnny Cash, whose recordings are among the leaders in the national popularity polls, has been booked for three performances Sunday.

1982 -- 25 years ago
This week crews began installing a $1.25 million warning system to be used to notify nearby residents in case of an emergency at the Quad-Cities Nuclear Power Station north of Cordova. The system is scheduled to be fully installed and tested by Feb. 1, a deadline set by the Nuclear Regularity Commission.

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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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