Day in history for May 18, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Flour was selling in Rock Island at $16 a barrel.

1880 -- 125 years ago
David Touzalin, general freight agent of the St. Louis and Rock Island Railway division of the CBAndQ, died of pneumonia.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Modern Woodmen of America banquet took place at the Harper House. Maj. C.W. Hawes, head clerk, extended the welcome to the new class.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Hack Wilson, of the Chicago Cubs, was leading the National League in home runs with nine.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Although the Quad-Cities is considered a critical defense area, the 5th Army, with headquarters in Chicago, has received no word as to whether this locality is in line for a Nike defense installation.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline Jaycees were presented with the Blue Chip Award for excellence by state Jaycee officials at the organizations annual state convention last week in St. Louis. Moline was represented by local members Keith Gruenhagen, Don DeDobbelaere, Jesse Hamby, Galen Starkweather, O'Brian Starkweather, Lee Trout, Bob Wilford, Mike Zare and Joel Zeitler.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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