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.

Back: Available days in May 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






(More History)