Day in history for June 18, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island Street Commissioner Mauker had men at work scraping the mud off the crossings on Illinois Street and patching the bad places with rock.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Businessmen's Club of the Rock Island YMCA had a bicycle run.

1926 -- 75 years ago
There were 371 pupils in the Rock Island Public Schools neither absent nor tardy during the 1925-26 school year.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The smallest baby ever born in Moline hospitals, according to records, today was given a ``very good chance for survival'' by the attending physician. On May 17, two physicians attended Mrs. Stanley Johnson, Moline, when she gave birth to a baby weighing 1 pound, 14 ounces. Today, a month later, Danny, the infant who surprised medical authorities by responding to incubator treatment, weighs almost 3 pounds. The doctors attributed the baby's survival to a ``surprising vigor at birth.''

1976 -- 25 years ago
The five counties in the Illowa Health Systems Agencies are proceeding to immunize more than 300,000 people against the Type A-New Jersey (swine) flu. There is no connection with a person being around hogs or swine and the illness. It is contracted from other people. Fred Siebenmann, administrator of the Rock Island Department of Public Health, said this is the first time a potential threat has been predicted and an attempt made to immunize the whole country.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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