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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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