Day in history for May 21, 2008

1883 -- 125 years ago
The annual parade and ball of the fire department will be held at Turner Hall May 23.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Baseball fans of the Tri-Cities will get their first opportunity of seeing a game between the Rock Island club of the Mississippi Valley League and the famous House of David team under the leadership of Grover Cleveland Alexander tonight at Douglas Park. Assurances have been given that Alexander will pitch at least part of the game.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Pilot Lincoln Phillips of Knoxville, Ill., safely landed his single-engine Cessna plane on Friday in a corn field South of Coal Valley after he ran out of gas after leaving the Quad City Airport in Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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