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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