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: 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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