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 mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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