Day in history for February 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mrs. Macready will speak to members of the Rock Island Literary Club. A fine program is in preparation.

1882 -- 125 years ago
No public celebration was held here today in honor of Washington's birthday, but the schools, courts and banks all were closed.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A team hitched to an oil wagon became frightened at a train this morning at the 19th St. crossing and ran down the tracks about six blocks before being caught.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Carl H. Sandgren, senior student at the Augustana Theological Seminary and student pastor of the First Lutheran Church of Rock Island, has accepted the call to that church.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Dr. Harold Goldstein, head librarian of the Davenport Public Library, told the Junior Chamber of Commerce that additional funds are needed to bring the library up to par with other Iowa cities. Goldstein stressed the need for a film and lending service, a bookmobile and a revamped children's section.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A dozen windows of cars, homes and a business were broken over the weekend in a rash of vandalism in the West End and southeast sector of Rock Island. Most of the windows appeared to have been broken by shots fired from a pellet gun or rocks, according to police reports.

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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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