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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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