Day in history for March 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
O'Leary continues to feel the bumps of such heads as are green and soft enough to submit to the operation, and the humbugging goes on swimmingly. See his advertisement.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Duck shooting has commenced on the Meredosia bottoms and a large number of birds are being bagged.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The wages of 104 employees at the Rock Island Arsenal have been increased 25 cents a day by the ordnance department, Col. S.E. Blunt, commandant, reported yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Concluding a six-day trip by automobile, Colonel Herman W. Schull arrived in Rock Island yesterday to assume his new duties as commandant of the Rock Island Arsenal. He succeeds the late Colonel David M. King.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Two 14-year-old Moline girls gained only about an hour of freedom last night when they overpowered a matron and escaped from juvenile detention quarters at the Rock Island County Home. The girls, made wards of the County Court after running away to get married, were being held today at the county jail.

1982 -- 25 years ago
William Vyncke, 3218 11th St., East Moline, has retired after 33 years with International Harvester, East Moline. Vyncke has been an assembly process engineer for the past 12 years.

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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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