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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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