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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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