Day in history for September 1, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Last Friday $42 was stolen from a home on the Rock Island levee. The thief entered the bedroom and took the money out of a pair of pantaloons hanging on a chair.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Two saloons in Rock Island were ordered closed today for an indefinite period because of violation of Sunday regulation.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Smoke in the Rialto Theater, 624 9th St., about 10:30 last night resulted in an alarm for Rock Island firemen who found a cleaning rag smoldering in a closet in the building. No damage resulted. The cause was listed as spontaneous combustion.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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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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