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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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