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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