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: 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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