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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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