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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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