Day in history for June 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The high water is washing much of the sand away from the track of the Rock Island Andamp; Peoria Railroad along the river on Water Street.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Work of spreading cinders on various city streets will commence tomorrow morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The annual tournament of the Western Golf Association will be held on the links of the Rock Island Golf Club June 13-18.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Edson Schull, son of Colonel and Mrs H.W. Schull, Rock Island Arsenal, is a member of this year's graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Proceeds from a benefit show held Friday and Saturday by a group of neighborhood children at 1612 22nd St., Rock Island, were donated to the Rock Island County Polio Chapter. The money collected was $16.65. The following children participated in the show: Anne and Steve Bregstone, Martha McHugh, Laurie Vogt, Mercy and Dick Hamilton, Dianne and Mike Arnold and Jim Spurgetis.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A special exhibit of Buddy Andquot;LAndquot; toys will be on display at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. The antique metal toys, now treasured by collectors, were manufactured in Moline. Fred Lundhal, who founded the toy company in 1920, named it for his son, the late A.B. (Bud) Lundahl.

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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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