Day in history for July 18, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Russian wheat crop this season is abundant. An enormous amount will be exported.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A new engine for the Rock Island waterworks was being constructed at the Holly Works at Lockport, N.Y.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Archie Hart was elected president of the Tri-City Labor Congress.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Dr. and Mrs. Russell Berner and daughter, Patricia Jean, have arrived from Evanston to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Berner, and to attend the Geneseo homecoming.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A ''forest'' of steel is rising in Milan despite the current steel strike as work progresses on the huge warehouse and general office building for Eagle Food Centers. The warehouse is part of a $7 million expansion program of the firm. It will offer 155,600 square feet of floor space and is located east of Highway 67 and north of Knoxville Rd.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Carol Schuley was taking a break from waxing her car about 1:45 p.m. Friday when she got tired, and nearly killed. A westbound truck on Interstate 74 lost a dual-wheel assembly which bounded off the highway and onto Schuley's front porch at 3740 31st St., Moline. ''It just missed me,'' said Schuley, measuring off about a foot with her hands.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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