Day in history for October 18, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Lettig's extensive brewery in Rock Island has been sold to Mr. Smith for $16,000

1882 -- 125 years ago
P.W. Norris, superintendent of the Yellowstone National Park, is in Rock Island to study the remains of the Indian village at Black Hawk Watch Tower and the Indian mounds at Milan.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Miss Fanny Cleland of Rock Island was elected corresponding secretary of the woman's home missionary society of the Illinois Presbyterian Synod at the annual meeting in Bloomington.

1932 -- 75 years ago
W.N. Phillips, actuary of the Modern Woodmen of America and Royal Neighbors of America, has been selected chairman of the annual membership roll call of the Rock Island Chapter of the Red Cross.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Tri-City Symphony Orchestra Association announces the reorganization of the Community Orchestra into a Youth Symphony, under the baton of Charles Gigante, conductor of the Symphony Orchestra.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A long-standing dispute between the Rock Island Recreation and Park Board and Rock Island County over polling places apparently will be settled in court. With the Nov. 2 general election two weeks away, both sides are getting edgy over a dispute about the polling place at Horace Mann School, 3530 38th Ave., Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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