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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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