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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