Day in history for July 18, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
There were 11 deaths in Norfolk, Va., during the same day, all caused by yellow fever. On the same day, there were 20 deaths reported in New Orleans.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Lola May Davis, 6 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, 906 11th St., Rock Island, was injured when she ran into the side of a moving automobile near her home.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Funeral services for John Astor were held in the family home in Rock Island. The Rev. Burke, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, officiated.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Brooklyn Dodgers split a doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs to remain three games in front of the National League.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A blow torch, used for heating linoleum, in the New York Store Beauty Salon, Moline, ignited a number of soiled towels in a beauty table towel bin and filled the store with smoke.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Two East Moline women were credited with saving the lives of an unidentified man and small child from drowning in Crystal Lake near DeWitt, Iowa. The women, according to a report of the incident by Miss Elaine Clark, are Mrs. Blanche Stirratt, 646 15th Ave., and Miss Elizabeth Keener, 1409 19th St.

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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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