Day in history for October 18, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A Grand National Show and Equestrian Fair will be held at Galesburg on the 23rd, 24th and 25th. A gold watch and chain valued at $100 will be awarded to the best lady equestrian, a watch and chain will be given the next best and a locket worth $25 to the third-best rider.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Flour was advanced 20 cents a barrel.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Dr. R.M. Pearce was elected president of the Rock Island County Dental Society.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Walter F. Schulz, engineer of the Inland Waterways Corp., expressed satisfaction at the progress being made in the construction of the Rock Island Barge Terminal.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- The ancient sport of lawn bowling will be introduced in Moline for the first time next spring. A lawn bowling court, designed with space enough for three ''rinks,'' is now being completed in Riverside Park between 4th and 5th Ave. where the horseshoe courts have been. Harry M. Harris has been the driving force in a move to popularize lawn bowling in the Quad-Cities.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- The 1981 cars are in the showrooms, and many Quad-City dealers are saying the smaller, more fuel-efficient models are giving their business the shot in the arm it needs.
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