Day in history for March 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Our citizens must cease importing articles and support Rock Island merchants.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Turners have selected Joseph Haas as president and John Ohlweiler as vice president.

1907 -- 100 years ago
While going down 18th Street with a load of paint last night, W.C. Hubbe's horse became frightened at a passing car and overturned the wagon, putting the paint and Hubbe in the ditch.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Primary balloting in Rock Island is light but normal for an off-year. The talley up to noon today was 960 votes cast.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Members of the WaWaTaSee Katsina Indian Dancers left at 6 this morning by bus for the American Camping Assn. convention in St. Louis, Mo. The dance team is composed of boys and girls from Bell Air Explorer Squadron of Trinity Episcopal Church, YMCA Camp Hauberg and Girl Scout Troop 12 of Alleman High School.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Mer-Roc Farm Service workers today faced a massive cleanup of 10,000 gallons of farm chemicals in the aftermath of a spectacular fire Sunday that sent 37 people to the hospital and forced about 40 people to leave their homes for several hours. Firefighters had to stand by and watch the flames consume the large farm supply warehouse on Illinois 17, east of Aledo.

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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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