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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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