Day in history for January 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There were two spirited horse races the other day. The first was on Case's track and nearly 2,000 persons were present. The second was on the ice covered river.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Rodman Rifle Drum Corps were dressed in military garments and assembled at the Rasmussen studio for a group picture.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Augustana College announced a campaign for funds to be used in the celebration of the school's 50th Anniversary in 1910.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The sum of $1,041 has been realized to date from the annual Christmas Tuberculosis Seal Sale, Dr. Stuart W. Adler, member of the committee, announced today.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Moline tavern owner filed suit in Circuit Court yesterday for a declaratory judgment that would void Moline's new liquor license ordinance. Edgar Williams, operator of Ed and Johnnie's Tavern, charges that an ordinance giving the Moline City Council power to approve or reject liquor license applications is illegal and invalid.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Milan Police Chief Wes Greenwood said at Monday's village board meeting that he will release a report this week that will show a 33 percent increase in crime in the village for 1981. Greenwood said most of the increase is due to an 85 percent increase in burglaries.

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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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