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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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