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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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