Day in history for September 18, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- Not withstanding the rough weather yesterday, there was a large gathering at the county fairgrounds and about double the number of stock entries made at any previous fair.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Rev. Irving A. Searles, pastor of the Christian Chapel, preached today on ''Lessons of Gallion's Crime.''
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- During the sessions of the Farmers' National Congress to be here Oct. 9 to 13, the bandstand on Market Square will be converted into a corn palace by action of the City Council.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Miss Dorothy Borst was crowned ''Miss Rock Island,'' winner of a two weeks regal vacation trip to Bermuda, in ceremonies that attracted one of the largest throngs ever gathered on the streets of Rock Island. Miss Mary Titus was designated as runner-up and Miss Mildred Lamp awarded third prize.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- A thief driving a white car helped himself to 25 or 30 gallons of gasoline at the Paul Heyden farm, near Port Byron, early today.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Quoting an unnamed firefighter, the Quad-City Times this morning reported that the men at station 3 in Moline were watching the R-rated movies on Escapade provided through Cox Cable. Firefighter Mike Day told the Dispatch that the station receives only Home Box Office.
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