Day in history for July 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A large number of mechanics and laborers who live in Davenport find daily employment and better wages in Rock Island than at home. This shows a thing or two in regard to what is going on.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The old machinery at the waterworks is now doing all the work as the new machinery is being given several coats of paint.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A total of 172 golfers have entered the trans-Mississippi tournament which opens tomorrow at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club. A number of the golfers already have arrived in the city.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Authority has been given by the Rock Island District Corps of Engineers for a river channel maintenance and improvement program this summer which will call for the employment of between 400 and 500 persons.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Most of the independent gasoline station operators in the Moline area dropped the price of regular gas one cent during the weekend. The new price at these stations is 28.9 cents.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Stanley Anderson, owner of Stanley's Tap, 1514 6th Ave., Moline, came face-to-face with a burglar this morning. Apparently, the man had hidden inside his tavern before closing, and then found himself locked inside when he couldn't kick down a recently installed steel door.

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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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