Day in history for October 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Rev. N. S. Rice of Chicago delivered an excellent sermon to the young people of Rock Island at the Second Presbyterian Church Sunday.1883 -- 125 years ago: Two horses and a coal wagon crashed into the Milwaukee Depot today. The horses were uninjured, but coal was scattered for blocks around.1908 -- 100 years ago: Davenport will have a new private hospital, costing $50.000 and containing 35 rooms.1933 -- 75 years ago: Juvenile delinquency will be discussed at a dinner meeting of the Rock Island Junior Chamber of Commerce Nov. 6 at the Fort Armstrong Hotel. The Jaycees now have under consideration a proposal to adopt ways and means of helping delinquent children as one of its activities. 1958 -- 50 years ago: Judging of the Halloween store window painting contest, being sponsored by the Rock Island Hilltop Business Assn., will take place at 9 tomorrow morning. Fifteen schools are participating in the competition and store windows of about 40 members of the hilltop business group have been decorated. The judges are Mrs. Dorothy Arzdorf, Herbert T. Schaefer and Mrs. E. E. Thede, all of Rock Island.1983 -- 25 years ago: The products of talented people have joined the products of nature in the merchandise carried by PlattAndrsquo;s Landscape-Nursery-Garden Center, 2830 38th St., Rock Island.

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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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