Day in history for May 19, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- All lovers of chess will be pleased to learn that Mr. Paulsen, the celebrated chess player who defeats his opponents with his eyes blindfolded, will appear in Rock Island this evening. 1883 -- 125 years ago:
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- More than 400 persons on the steamer Columbia enjoyed the first excursion of the year yesterday afternoon. 1933 -- 75 years ago:
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- A fresh gale, with winds up to 42 miles per hour, followed by a moderate gale with winds up to 32 miles per hour, whipped through the Quad-City area Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning. 1983 -- 25 years ago: Moline is going to battle mosquitoes this summer with a pesticide that triggers birth defects in the pesky insects. Starting Monday, the city is going to use a chemical called Altosid as part of its larval control program, said James Monteyne, superintendent of inspections.
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