Day in history for January 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Two teams on the dead run came up East Eagle Street the other day.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Hennepin and Rock Island Canal central committee reported two donations of $25 to aid in arousing interest in the project.

1907 -- 100 years ago
President H.B. Hayden of the Rock Island YMCA announced today that the next state convention of the YMCA will be in Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. G.E. Burton, pastor of the First Lutheran Church, Geneseo, today was elected president of the Rock Island district of the Augustana synod.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Five 13-year-old Rock Island girls admitted a series of shopliftings in eight Rock Island stores and involved five other girls. Victimized by the youthful shoplifters were the Fashion Shop, Miller's, Newberry's, F.W. Woolworth And Co., Rothschild's, McCabe's, Montgomery Ward And Co. and the Van Goor Record Shop.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Mississippi Valley Airlines moved into its new $3 million home at the Quad-City Airport this weekend. MVA President Burl McLaughlin said this morning that subzero temperatures made the move difficult. But even with ''sore backs, skinned knuckles and a little frostbite,'' McLaughlin said everyone was happy to be moving into the ''magnificent facility.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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