Day in history for March 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The new map of Rock Island, by Thomas Doran, is completed and now ready for subscribers.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Captain A.W. Wells has severed his connection with the Rock Island Union and will assume a position with the New York Times.

1907 -- 100 years ago
From present indications, the river season at Rock Island will be a busy one. The Columbia will be the first packet in operation from Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Scott County Democrats have started the ball rolling for Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York as the Democratic candidate for president.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island man reported that while in the south Friday night, he stood and watched a meteor which streaked across the sky at a close distance of ''200 or 300 feet.'' William L. Young, an assistant supervisor on the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors, called from New Orleans to say that he saw the meteor, which wire services reported flashed across the skies from Alabama to Texas.

1982 -- 25 years ago
An eight-week-old female cockapoo, combination cocker spaniel and poodle, was stolen Wednesday afternoon from Teske Seed and Feed, 2423 16th St., Moline. She was to have been the prize in Teske's annual spring open house, being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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