Day in history for August 18, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We have seen some very fine catfish, forty or fifty pounds, caught in the river.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The reunion of the 112th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, at Cambridge yesterday was largely attended. The address of welcome was by Col. A.R. Mock.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Misses Maureen and Regenia Blake have returned from Minnesota where they spent five weeks.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Residents of the lower end of Rock Island County and a delegation representing the Retail Bureau of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce joined in a happy get together event last evening at the Pine Bluff Methodist Church, west of Illinois City on Highway 84.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A recent Department of the Army directive sent to all Army commands in the Quad-City area directs that as a part of the long-range change in military uniform, the switch from the traditional russet or brown low-quarter shoes with socks to match will be abolished, starting Sept 1, in favor of black shoes and socks.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Purchase of a group of three weekly newspapers in the West Los Angeles area was announced today by Jean Alice Small, president of the Small Newspaper Group. The publications, the Pacific Palisades Post, Brentwood Post and North Shore Mail, have a combined circulation of 27,000.

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