Day in history for June 18, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
If you wish to save the expense of a trip to Saratoga Springs, just drop in at Cook's drug store for a bottle of the genuine Saratoga water.

1883 -- 125 years ago
A large crowd attended the social held by First Methodist Church last night.

1908 -- 100 years ago
U.S. Kerr, celebrated basso, was heard in a recital at Central Presbyterian Church last night.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Persistent late inning rallies and Tony Gober's relief hurling gave Peoria its third straight victory over Rock Island last night by an 8-7 score. Davenport regained the Valley League lead by taking a doubleheader from Quincy. Ed Hall starred in the Davenport offense.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Geneseo City Council will take under advisement objections to the recently voted increase from 10 cents to 25 cents in parking meter violation fines.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Nineteen students will leave July 2 for Augustana's 1983 summer school in Germany, a nine-week program combining language study and travel. The group will spend six weeks studying in Passau and three weeks touring East and West Germany. Local students include Joseph Buck, Moline; Kai Swanson, Rock Island; and Christopher VanSpeybroeck, East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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