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 are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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