Day in history for May 18, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We were favored yesterday with a mess of new potatoes, raised by Mr. P. Albert in his garden. They were large and fine, and we think the first of the season. 1883 -- 125 years ago: The new whistle has been installed at the plow works which was sounded for the first time this morning. 1908 -- 100 years ago:

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Argus-Kelvinator free cooking school was brought to a most successful close at the third session in the Fort Theatre, Rock Island, as more than 1,800 women attended. 1958 -- 50 years ago:

1983 -- 25 years ago
Black Hawk College students will have to pay parking fees next year and those that violate parking ordinances will have to pay higher fines. The board of trustees Tuesday night approved a new student parking fee system for the Quad-Cities campus.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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