Day in history for September 2, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A Democratic mass meeting will be held in Rock Island Friday. Speakers who are expected for the event are Judge Douglas, John VanBuren, New York, Col. Carpenter, Chicago and Francis J. Grund, Philadelphia.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The police have been instructed to capture the horses which have been allowed to run at large on 1st Ave. at night and to hold them at the city pound.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A crowd estimated at from 12,000 to 18,000 persons attended the Labor Day celebration yesterday at Surburban Island. Mayor H.C. Schaffer of Rock Island and Mayor Andrew Olson of Moline were the speakers.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High School students will begin registering for the fall semester next week although classes do not begin until Sept. 12. The book rental fee will be 25 cents for each book and there will be a 25 cent deposit for locker keys.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The 18th annual Rock Island Indian Powwow heads into its final two sessions of the season today. Thus far 2,113 children and 3,518 adults have witnessed the 1957 show.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A major personnel shake-up in the Rock Island County Sheriff's department will be delayed until three lieutenant deputies can be retested for promotion to captain after each failed a previous captain test.

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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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