Day in history for September 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are again indebted to Mr. Kinney for choice dahlias and roses. He will have a fine collection of flowers at the fair.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The firm of McCabe And Wheaton has been dissolved. Mr. McCabe has retired from the firm, which will hereafter be conducted by Frank M. Wheaton.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Work on the new Elks building on 18th St. is being pushed to an early completion.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Conrad J. Bergendoff, dean of Augustana Theological Seminary, today announced that class work will open for seminary students Sept. 22.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Representatives of a Chicago paint manufacturing firm, Tousey Varnish Company, and officers of the Association of Commerce will break ground Thursday for the construction of a new plant in East Moline. The paint firm will construct a modern manufacturing plant on the 16-acre site recently purchased at 2100 8th Ave., East Moline.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Daily Dispatch today received the first-place prize for general excellence in the 1982 Illinois Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the Illinois Press Association. The Dispatch's award for general excellence, the top individual category, was earned in competition against other daily Illinois newspapers with circulation of 15,000 to 50,000.

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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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