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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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