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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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