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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