Day in history for October 18, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- A dense fog yesterday morning prevented the running of boats until nearly 10 o'clock. It was impossible to see more than 50 feet until mid-morning.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Professor Hartz, celebrated magician, opened a week's engagement at the Harper Theater Monday night.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- The ninth annual bazaar of Sacred Heart Church opened last night with a large number of persons in attendance.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- An airplane was used to rush serum from Springfield for the treatment of the 15-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Nelson, Alexis, who is seriously ill of infantile paralysis. The child has been treated, but as yet has failed to rally.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- The James P. Pearson, last of the sternwheel riverboats in the Quad-Cities, is leaving Moline. Owned by Moline Consumers Co., which used it in dredging operations until 1954, the old boat has been acquired by the Winona County Historical Society of Winona, Minn.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- For the last 31 years, hundreds of Quad-City area residents have learned to dance under Mary Lou and Larry Dennhardt in their Moline studio. For years, the couple worked successfully as professional dancers, both as a team and separately. The Dennhardts live in Port Byron and operate their studio in Moline.
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