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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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