Day in history for March 18, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Our exchanges are full of interesting accounts, from all sections of the union, of the great tide of immigration to Illinois. The movement of covered wagons in the direction of Illinois almost equals that of the California fever three and four years ago.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The 10th annual St. Patrick's Day ball in Rock Island was held last night in Hillier's hall. Music for dancing was by Bleuer's band.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- J.W. Cavanaugh was nominated by Democrats for mayor of Rock Island. John T. Stafford declined the Democratic nomination for city attorney.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- A fire which followed an explosion in a Milan garage destroyed 20 cars and the home of Milan Mayor Carl O. Swanson.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- When a dog named Lassie ran into a drain and tumbled into a 15-foot underground hole yesterday, it took seven Moline city employees and 2 1/2 hours to rescue the animal.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Attorneys for East Moline, an Albany woman and a Moline couple are on the verge of an agreement that would let the city raze an abandoned tavern. City Attorney William Phares said the city council probably will accept a bid in May for the demolition of a one-story brick structure at 1729 18th Ave.
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