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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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