Day in history for October 31, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Gillet has given us the November issue of 'Emerson's Magazine.' It has several finely illustrated articles and is full of pleasant reading.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Work was resumed yesterday in every department of the B.D. Buford Company Plow Works. The job of installing the new steam heating plant has been completed.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Corn in Rock Island County has averaged 38 bushels an acre this year, according to reports issued by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The quality has been given at 85% of normal.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The new general secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, Clinton Lane, arrived in Rock Island this evening to begin his duties as head of the association.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Albert M. Parker, who established the Parker Laundry back in 1888, is celebrating his 91st birthday today. Although he is 25 years beyond legal retirement age, he still goes to work regularly. He and his wife also celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Dr. William Totherow, associate professor of chemistry at Marycrest College, has been nominated for the Iowa Governor's Medal in Science for Teaching. The medal is awarded in three categories-teaching, research and application.

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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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