Day in history for February 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Lady's Book for March, an excellent number, lies on our table. The fashion plates are excellent and the reading matter always of the best.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Police today found two cows wandering the city streets and locked them in the pound, where they will be kept until their owner can be located.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The enforcement of the $1,000 salary limit in the Three-I League this season has made it necessary for all teams to sign a number of unknown players.

1932 -- 75 years ago
More than 150 men and boys attended the Junior Republic banquet last night at the YMCA.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Johnny Cash, novelty and ballad singer who has risen to fast fame, will be brought back to the Quad-Cities area for a personal appearance with a new Grand Ole Opry show in Wharton Fieldhouse at 8 p.m. March 2. Also scheduled to appear on the same show is another young star, Patsy Cline.

1982 -- 25 years ago
WOC Radio in the Quad-Cities is 60 years old today. The U.S. Department of Commerce granted the license and call letters WOC to the station on Feb. 18, 1922, making it one of the first licensed stations in the United States. WOC continued as a broadcast pioneer when B.J. Palmer applied for a television license in 1947.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A large and splendid new safe has been hauled out to Young Brothers store in Camden to replace the old one, which recently was robbed.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The salary of Mayor Blaning was raised to $1,000 by the Rock Island City Council.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the most intensive cleanup campaigns ever conducted.
1939 -- 75 years ago: According to Forecaster Truman Shipman, April weather has been six and one-half degrees below normal with an all-time low for any April 12 established when the mercury slipped down to 22 degrees.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education discussed the planned addition to the high school until nearly midnight last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: April 13, 53 of the top spellers from Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry counties spelling bees came together at Augustana College to compete in the Ninth Annual Regional Spelling Bee.






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