Day in history for March 14, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Roads just now are in a most miserable condition. Farmers can't bring much produce into town.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The egg market is oversupplied in Rock Island and in no instance are farmers able to get more than 15 cents a dozen.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Mary Fay Hawes of Rock Island was re-elected supreme oracle of the Royal Neighbors of America at the state meeting in Peoria last night.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Carl A. Hallgren, Rock Island, was elected president of the Servus Rubber Co. today by the board of directors, following the annual meeting of stockholders at the Fort Armstrong Hotel. Hallgren succeeds T.A. Maguire, who resigned last September. All other officers were re-elected.

1958 -- 50 years ago
One of the youngest members of the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra is 17-year-old Jim Stutsman of Port Byron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duard Stutsman and a senior at Riverdale High School. Jim, a member of the percussion section, will perform with the orchestra in concerts to be given at 8:30 tomorrow night and at 3 Sunday afternoon in the Davenport Masonic Auditorium.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Mother's Attic, 809 15th St., Moline, is a craft And thrift shop whose proceeds will benefit the Opportunity Center, which provides vocational training for mentally retarded adults.

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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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