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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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