Day in history for July 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We have been informed of the appointment of Capt. William Frizzell of Rock Island to the position of U.S. Deputy Marshal for the northern district of Illinois.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The school law has been changed. The supervisor now must hold quarterly examinations for teachers.

1908 -- 100 years ago
H.H. Cleveland is chairman of the executive committee in charge of the arrangements for the state Knights Templar meeting.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Taking full advantage of a familiar course, the Short Hills Country Club golf team yesterday swept through the second round of 1933 Velie Cup matches in East Moline.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-City area is currently being used as one of the testing markets for a new product, Silvikrin Shampoo. Originally discovered by a German chemist in 1926, and further processed in England, Silvikrin is manufactured in the United States by Harold F. Ritchie Inc.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Leanna Moen of Moline is a first-time designer and through her unique Andquot;Sweetie CapAndquot; has returned dignity to many women cancer patients all across the country. The cap is a turban made of soft cotton or terrycloth. A lock of hair, cut to look like bangs, is attached with Velcro at the front of the cap. Andquot;It restores their dignity,Andquot; said Mrs. Moen.

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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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