Day in history for June 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Look out for Nixon And Kemp's Circus today. Great times ahead.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The steamer War Eagle set a new record for the run from Clinton to Muscatine yesterday, making the trip in four hours and 15 minutes.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Canvassers reported yesterday that the drive for a factory fund of $100,000 has resulted in the subscription of $118,250 already.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The construction of the $75,000 combined storm and sanitary sewer system on Rock Island Arsenal Island will be completed by July 15, according to estimates made today by Army Engineers of the Rock Island District. The sewer will replace the existing sanitary and drainage works which are affected by the Rock Island roller dam.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Sharon Hofer of Milan and Alberta Willems of Rock Island, are the holders of the two longest attendance records in the Rock Island Public School System. Sharon hasn't been absent nor tardy in her nine years and Alberta has had perfect attendance for eight consecutive years.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The firm, O.C. Industries in Milan, operating under the auspices of the Association of Rock Island County for Retarded Citizens, today showed off its new home, a 20,000 square foot building at 810 E. 8th St. Milan.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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