Day in history for September 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We notice that the name of the City Hotel has been changed to the Vermont Hotel.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Last evening the new play, 'A Square Man,' was given for the first time in this city and attracted a good sized audience to Harper's Theater.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A report made to the Board of Education last night by Superintendent H.B. Hayden showed the enrollment in the schools to be 2,829 which is 92 less than last year.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The 'little world series' opens tonight at Douglas Park with Rock Island playing the second half champions, Davenport, for the title in a best-of-seven series. If weather conditions continue favorable, the turnout for the initial game will be between 4,000 and 4,500.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Friday the 13th smiled on Rock Island High School students. They had an unexpected half-day off. Thanks to a broken six-inch water main on the 25th Ave. entrance to the building, the water had to be turned off in the building to make repairs.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Former Rock Island Alleman athlete Mark Johnson was recently hired as an assistant wrestling coach at the University of Iowa. Johnson, who wrestled at 198 pounds for the U.S. Olympic team, is a former All-American at Michigan and a former Mr. Florida.

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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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