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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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