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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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