Day in history for November 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The shingles stolen from the schoolhouse in the Third ward have been found at Drury's landing. We will have other developments about the affair in a few days.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Democratic forces held a rally in Union Square last night to celebrate the election of their local candidates.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The city council last night authorized the purchase of two new boilers for the waterworks. The lowest bid received was $2,170 for both boilers.

1932 -- 75 years ago
R.I. County contests winners, with the vote still incomplete, are Francis C. King, states attorney; Howard Gregg, circuit clerk; Walter W. Kittilsen, county auditor; Sam Ryerson, recorder of deeds and Harry J. Vance, coroner.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Naval Reservists left for a two-week training cruise to Puerto Rico. Leaving were George Standifird, Frank Timmons, Larry Schultz, Gary Peterson, Duane Bender, Martin Foster, Richard Wilson, Loren Swemline and Wallace Lloyd, Jr.

1982 -- 25 years ago
International Harvester will get a new chief executive officer. At a special meeting, the board elected Donald D. Lennox to replace Louis Menk. Menk will remain as chairman of the board and Lennox, currently the company's president, will keep that post in addition to serving as chief executive officer.

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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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