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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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