Day in history for June 18, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Two new books ''The Wife's Victory'' and ''Court of Queen Ann'' were advertised along with many other new works at Warren and Rawhn's Island City Book Store.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Mississippi River was higher than at anytime within the memory of the oldest inhabitant in Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Henrietta Rosenfield arrived here from Atlantic City to visit her daughter, Mrs. Fred Levy. Mrs. Rosenfield was accompanied by her son, Abe.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Bobby Jones and MacDonald Smith of the United States and Henry Cotton, a British pro, led the first round of the British Open Golf Championship with first round scores of 70.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Arthur W. Wood, principal of John Deere Junior High School for the last 24 years, today submitted his resignation to the Moline Board of Education. He is leaving Moline to become principal of the Haven Junior High School in Evanston, Ill.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A fire which destroyed the nursery of the First Baptist Church, 1901 29th St., Moline, early Tuesday appears to have been set deliberately. The fire caused about $100,000 damage to the church.

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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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