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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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