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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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