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: 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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