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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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