Day in history for September 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
It is expected that there will soon be a change in the firm of Danforth And Shurly and all persons indebted to them are requested to make immediate payment.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The articles of incorporation of the Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota Railway Co. were filed today in the office of the county clerk.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Several thousand persons attended the opening day's program at the Rock Island County Fair, attracted by the fine weather and the large exhibits on display there.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Vere Nutt of Moline was elected commander of the Rock Island County organization of the American Legion. He succeeds Frank M. Brown of Rock Island. Lawrence C. Murphy of Rock Island was elected adjutant.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Eleven years ago last May 25 Mrs. Otto Soelzer, Moline, mailed a letter to her son, Ralph, who was stationed with a Marine outfit at Newport News, Va. This morning the mailman returned the letter to her unopened, but enclosed in a second envelope, furnished by the Newport News Post Office.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The new John Deere 2350 utility tractor and the slightly smaller 2150 re to be introduced this fall at John Deere farm equipment and consumer product dealerships. The tractors are built at Deere's Mannheim, Germany, factory.

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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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