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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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