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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