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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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