Day in history for April 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There are plenty of strong, able-bodied men hanging about the city with no visible means of support and no known business.

1882 -- 125 years ago
About 400 emigrants passed through Rock Island yesterday on the Rock Island Lines. They were on their way to Manitoba, Canada.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Louis Cook, Rock Island shortstop, has been selected to coach the University of Illinois baseball team for the season.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Farmer Miller of Rock Island and Max Marek of Chicago, two of the four members of the Chicago Golden Gloves team who were able to defeat New York opponents, were matched today for the windup of the all-star boxing program at the Davenport Coliseum April 28.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Norman Clayton, Moline baritone and featured WHBF and WHBF-TV soloist, will sing at the annual Easter sunrise services Sunday in Wharton Fieldhouse. The service, which begins at 6 in the morning, with the organ prelude at 5:45, is sponsored by the Council of Churches of Rock Island County.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Robert Mohr, owner of Lee's Liquors, 3722 14th Ave., Rock Island, presented a $2,500 check to the Foundation for Crippled Children and Adults. Money for the donation was raised through a April Fool's Day fund raiser at Lee's.

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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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