Day in history for July 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The semi-annual meeting of the Rock Island County Medical Society will be held next Wednesday at the office of Drs. Truesdale and Knox.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Today a man entered the residence of Major Connelly and escaped with all of the silverware he found on the dining room table.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The molds for the first floor framework of the new six-story office building of the Rock Island Safety Deposit Co. have been removed and the novel construction is attracting a great deal of attention.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The annual report of the Rock Island Board of Education reveals that the total enrollment in Rock Island schools is 6,196.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The headquarters of the Junior FBI is a prime example of youth who are not getting into trouble. The clubhouse was built at the Zelnio residence on 5th Avenue in Moline by Benny Zelnio, Greg Sovanski, Butch Babinski and Victor Endress. They'd better not get into trouble. Benny's brothers, Chester and Ray, are both members of the Moline police department.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Shiny, rebuilt antiques cars and souped up vans and street rods took their place alongside bears, elephants and deer at Niabi Zoo when Quad City Classic Chevy Club sponsored their third annual Niabi Zoo Fun Run car show.

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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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