Day in history for April 18, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
During the high wind yesterday afternoon a teamster drove a pair of horses and wagons loaded with freight from the railroad depot on to the steam ferry boat J. Wilson, and drove against the bar on the opposite side of the boat as to break it and let team, wagon, and goods into the river.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Fire at Port Byron last night destroyed the dry goods store of Gaylord And Stone and the office of the Port Byron Globe.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Hundreds of people were killed or injured today and scores of buildings were destroyed as violent earthquake tremors rocked San Francisco, Calif.

1931 -- 75 years ago
After Friday of this week, the free food line will form no longer at the rear of Johnson's Cafeteria, 18th Street and 3rd Avenue, Rock Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Moline Board of Education last night adopted a resolution toward annexation of the new high school site to the city. The site is located south and east of Roosevelt Grade School, along 23rd Avenue.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Avie Barth is a mender of broken hearts. She also works wonders with broken arms and legs. Barth, owner of Moline's A And B Doll Hospital, has been repairing, cleaning and dressing dolls only a mother could love.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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