Day in history for February 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
It seems to us that the city should provide night watchmen. When we first came to town we used to be awakened by ``12 o'clock and all's well.'' Now it's ``12 o'clock and someone's getting a banged up nose.''

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Handel Society of Augustana College has in preparation the oratorio of the Messiah and expect to have it ready in about two weeks.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Miss Albert Gallatin appeared in ``Dorothy Vernon of Hadden Hall'' at the Illinois Theater last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Hundreds of flags were unfurled in the Quad-Cities today in honor of the 123rd anniversary of Lincoln's birth.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Vandals caused considerable damage at the site of the new Moline High School building, 24th Ave. and 36th St., according to a complaint filed by officials of Tunnicliff Construction Co.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Betty Lou Thompson of 5005 44th Ave., Moline, was one of the people scheduled to place wreaths at the Lincoln Memorial in Springfield today as part of the 48th annual National American Legion Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln. Other officials laying wreaths during the ceremony were Gov. James Thompson, Sen. Charles Percy and National American Legion officers.

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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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