Day in history for September 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The world-renowned plows of Mr. John Deere of Moline took the first premium at the Illinois State Fair for being superior to all others.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Everything is unusually quiet in police circles. Yesterday there was not even an unchecked canine to require the attention of our police and there were no disturbances this morning.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Central Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church, which has been in session here since Tuesday, was adjourned last night. The Rev. R. R. Williams was reappointed pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The coldest temperatures since May 29 prevailed in the Quad-City area last night when the mercury sank to a 51-degree minimum. A simular reading is forecast for tonight.

1957 -- 50 years ago
St. Anthony's Hospital will open a new unit for the care of the mentally ill on Monday in the east wing of the north building's second floor, Mother Mary Elizabeth, hospital administrator, announced today.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Time was running out, about to be grabbed by La Grange, East Moline quarterback Brian Overmire makes one last scan for a receiver. The Panthers moved the ball best with Overmire throwing Friday, but still lost to La Grange, 13-6.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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