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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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