Day in history for May 16, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Loewenthal, Levi Dillenburg and J.M. Rosenfield, three of our substantial businessmen, will leave Monday for a summer's tour through Europe. 1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Dan Brennan was elected captain of the 1909 Rock Island High School basketball team last night. 1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
WHBF-TV's new 1,000-foot tower and antenna, located on Highway 150, about a mile-and-a-half south of Orion, has already become a landmark in the Quad-Cities area. The tower will go into operation Sunday morning. 1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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