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: 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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