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: 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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