Day in history for April 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Somebody must have been 'on a bust' last night, judging from appearances this morning. The sidewalk, in different places, was torn up. Gas lamps were extinguished and other antics were performed.

1883 -- 125 years ago
While D.B. Sears was superintending the operation of some workmen on his dam this afternoon, he fell into the river. He was rescued by the workmen.

1908 -- 100 years ago
A large audience heard the annual concert of the Wennerberg Male Chorus at Augustana College last evening.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Plans for a circuit of six or eight clubs were discussed in Keokuk, Iowa today by club officers and representatives of eight interested cities in an effort to keep the Mississippi Valley Baseball League alive during the 1933 season. The cities are Rock Island, Keokuk, Cedar Rapids, Burlington, Davenport, Peoria, Quincy and Springfield.

1958 -- 50 years ago
WOC radio will broadcast the first stereophonic radio program in the Quad-Cities next Wednesday night, Raymond E. Guth, program director, announced today.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The National Weather Service's Moline bureau has been erased from a list of sites that could be closed as part of a drive to save money by turning some operations over to private industry.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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