Day in history for September 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Ruhlmann Andamp; Co. received a large quantity of fine peaches. Now is the time to secure a supply of the fruit to preserve for winter use.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Billy Papke of Kewanee won the worldAndrsquo;s middleweight championship last night at Los Angeles, gaining the decision over Stanley Ketchal in the 12th round.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Striking bricklayers will slow down the work on the Rock Island High School addition, according to Benj. A. Horn, architect, who appeared before the board of education last night. Horn could make no commitments about when the remaining classrooms, fieldhouse and swimming pool will be ready for use. The bricklayers have remained off their jobs since Aug. 20.1983 -- 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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