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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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