Day in history for July 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A fine two-story building is going up on Water Street, between Jefferson and Washington Streets.

1883 -- 125 years ago
More than half of the appropriation for street work already has been spent by the city street commissioner.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The new wage scale for post office clerks went into effect in Rock Island today.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Four Rock Island students at the University of Illinois maintained perfect grades during the second semester of the year. The four are Richard S. Langman, Miss Helen Clevenstine, Mary Alice Long and William D. Snively.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The second annual Andquot;Shirt-SleevesAndquot; Concert by the Moline Summer Symphony Orchestra will be presented at 8 p.m., July 16, in the Moline High School auditorium. The Moline Summer Symphony is a unique group of musicians, 62 in all, who rehearse together for six weeks during the summer and present a full concert at the end of that period. Admission to the concert will be free to the public.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Geneseo Knights Drum and Bugle Corps has been ranked among the top 10 drum and bugle corps in the world. The corps competed in the final rounds of competition in the Drum Corps International Eastern Regional Saturday in Allentown, Pa., and finished sixth out of 25 corps.

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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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