Today in history for Thursday, April 18, 2013


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Posted Online: April 17, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2013. There are 257 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: Several provoking typographical errors having occurred in ouritem about licenses by the board of supervisors, we reprint it today in a corrected form.
1888 — 125 years ago: Mrs. H.C. Cleaveland has returned from Galesburg, where shevisited her son, Harry Cleaveland, a student at Knox College.
1913 — 100 years ago: Pete Johnson, of Rock Island, has signed to play baseball as aninfielder this summer with the Clinton Club of the Three-I league.
1938 — 75 years ago: Nine dollars per hundred pounds is the top price for hogs,according to the Chicago market quotations today.
1963 — 50 years ago: Safe crackers in this vicinity appear to have found a new way tocrack safes. They drop them. Last night a safe at Younker Bros. Department Store, RockIsland, was dropped four floors down an elevator shaft to the concrete below. It splitopen. It contained an estimated $2,000.
1988 — 25 years ago: Lee McAllister, of Moline, received one of the 1988 NationalCommunity Service Awards from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).Mr. McAlister, a member of Black Hawk Unit of Illinois Retired Teacher Association,was selected by the board of directors for his outstanding volunteer contributions to thecommunity.















 



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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
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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