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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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