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: 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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