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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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