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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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