Day in history for July 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Frederick Moss has just received 200 fine mosquito nets of different colors which he offers for sale at very low prices.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The new ferry dock was placed in position yesterday. It is long, wider, higher and altogether larger than the old one and is in keeping with the new ferry.

1907 -- 100 years ago
M.H. Sexton announced today that the Rock Island baseball club has played to an attendance of 25,000 so far this season. He added that he is hoping for a new attendance record.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Four drownings and one auto death comprise the weekend toll in the Quad-Cities.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Consideration of the location of the multi-million-dollar approach route to the Centennial Bridge, as submitted by the engineering firm working on the project, will be discussed by the Rock Island Planning Commission at its meeting tonight.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County Circuit Court clerks are working hard to give away money. The targets of their largesse are people who were arrested and posted bond but didn't pick it up after their cases were settled. Rock Island Circuit Court Clerk Ted Nelson wants to get rid of the money so badly he as assigned an employee to track down at least 150 persons who haven't picked up the bond money they are owed.

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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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