Day in history for May 11, 2008

1883 -- 125 years ago
The audience which assembled at Harper's theatre last night to witness the 'Black Crook' was greatly pleased with the presentation. Jack Frost was around again last night, damaging the tender plants. W. W. Cole's huge circus will appear in Rock Island May 30.

1908 -- 100 years ago
A small Cyclone is reported to have hit Barstow, Cleveland, and other surrounding villages late this afternoon, destroying much property.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Additional pledges reported this morning by workers in the Rock Island community chest campaign, swelled the total subscribed to $9,336.22

1958 -- 50 years ago
Advocation of a permanent Moline rink, long a project sought by the city's teenagers, last night was under lively debate during a meeting of the group work and recreation committee of the Moline Community Welfare Council.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Richard G. Wharton, director of materials management for Deere And Co., will speak on 'The Factory of the Future' at the May 18 meeting of the Quad-Cities Chapter of American Production and Inventory Control Society.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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