Day in history for May 21, 2008

1883 -- 125 years ago
The annual parade and ball of the fire department will be held at Turner Hall May 23.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Baseball fans of the Tri-Cities will get their first opportunity of seeing a game between the Rock Island club of the Mississippi Valley League and the famous House of David team under the leadership of Grover Cleveland Alexander tonight at Douglas Park. Assurances have been given that Alexander will pitch at least part of the game.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Pilot Lincoln Phillips of Knoxville, Ill., safely landed his single-engine Cessna plane on Friday in a corn field South of Coal Valley after he ran out of gas after leaving the Quad City Airport in Moline.

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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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