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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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