Day in history for April 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The bills for the Daily Argus are now made up and Willie will call on subscribers for payment. We hope they will all pay the first time he calls, saving him a good many hard tramps through the mud.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Oscar Wilde, well-known author, will lecture in Rock Island April 28.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A track team is being organized at the Rock Island High School and several meets have already been scheduled.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Two new members of the Augustana College track squad reported yesterday to Coach Bill Kaminski. The new members are Kenneth Peterson and John Linnberg, both of Moline. Both men are high jumpers.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A new machine to help locate cancer has been purchased by Moline Public Hospital, through a special grant of $2,000 from the Illinois Division, American Cancer Society. The machine, a scintillation counter, is used in the detection of radioactive materials by their emission of radioactive rays.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Ashland Chemical Co., 6600 John Deere Road, has asked the state and the Rock Island County board for permission to temporarily store industrial waste at its facility just south of the Moline city limits. The company is asking permission to store up to 80 55-gallon drums for a maximum of 60 days.

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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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