Day in history for April 23, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- We invite ladies and good husbands to peruse the advertisement of Carter And Hatch. They have on hand one of the largest and best stock of dry goods and carpets ever brought to this city.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- There is still talk among the businessmen of the city of establishing a streetcar line from this city to the cemetery and Searstown.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- A large audience witnessed the return engagement of the musical comedy ''The Umpire'' at the Illinois Theater last night.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Between 500 and 600 pounds of fish were taken from the area enclosed by the coffer dam after the work of pumping water from the area was completed.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- The gas war, which started Nov. 19, came to halt as independent operators and one or more the major companies posted normal rates. Today, the prices were 31.9 or 32.9 cents a gallon, the latter being used if trading stamps were offered. The price war lasted about 155 days and low price was 20.9 cents a gallon.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- J.I. Case Company isn't for sale and won't be, the chairman of its parent firm Tenneco vows. As long as Davenport native James L. Ketelsen wants to keep the tractor and construction equipment maker in his company, it's as good as kept.
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