Day in history for February 21, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
All the New York papers may be found at Porter's.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A heavy snow covered Rock Island last night and is seriously interfering with the operation of the street cars.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Press Club planned last night to invite William Howard Taft, secretary of war, to address the club in June. He will be commencement speaker at the University of Iowa that month.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island next week will join the nationwide campaign against the hoarding of badly needed dollars.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Silvis-East Moline Amvets will participate in a mass inoculation of Salk vaccine for polio at 7 Monday night in the club rooms and Commander Robert Weinert urged members take part.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Thirty-nine young musicians from the Tri-City Youth Symphony Orchestra have been selected through rigorous auditions to travel to West Germany for a three week performance-cultural exchange tour in mid June. This ambitious project is a first of its kind for the Youth Orchestra. It also will mark one of the few times an American Youth Orchestra has traveled abroad. Total cost of the trip is expected to exceed $40,000. James Dixon is conductor of the Youth Orchestra.

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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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