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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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