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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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