Day in history for September 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Madame Louis of Davenport informs Rock Island women that she has a new and tasteful stock of straw and silk bonnets and French and Swiss embroidery.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Stars and the Moline Boys in Blue played the deciding game in a baseball series at Moline. The Moline club came out on top by a 15-8 score.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Crop correspondent Thomas Campbell reported that the average yield of oats this season was 25 bushels per acre, hay was 3,000 pounds per acre and potatoes are 70% of normal.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Republican party organization brought the big guns into action with seven simultaneous rallies last evening. The rallies in Rock Island, Moline and East Moline marked the opening of the Republican campaign locally. Former Gov. Len Small was the speaker at the the Rock Island meeting.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Quad-City Construction Co., Rock Island, has been awarded a $329,900 contract for 1.84 miles of concrete pavement on Highway 34 in Henry and Knox Counties.

1982 -- 25 years ago
WVIK radio at Augustana College will expand its programming and operating hours beginning Monday to attract the public financial support it needs to offset cuts in federal funding, Don Wooten, station general manager, announced today.

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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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