Day in history for March 27, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Board of Education election in Rock Island is set for April 7.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The interest in the coming city election is general and some spirited contests are expected in the various wards of the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The packet season was opened yesterday with the departure of the Columbia for Burlington, Iowa. The boat will now operate on the regular schedule.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Consolation and championship bouts in the district YMCA tournament will be tonight in the Rock Island association's gymnasium.

1957 -- 50 years ago
East Moline and Monmouth are among 33 Illinois cities with a population of 5,000 or more which reported no fatal traffic accidents for the second straight year during 1956, according to statistics compiled by the Illinois Division of Highways and announced by Gov. William G. Stratton in Springfield.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline's Arsenal Bridge overpass will open with a brief ceremony today. The segment being opened is a project coordinated between Moline and Army Corps of Engineers that extends the Arsenal Bridge southward and westward to bridge four sets of railroad tracks, giving emergency vehicles access to the industrial area along the Mississippi River. The overpass cost a total of $5 million.

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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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