Day in history for April 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We are daily turning out printing jobs of exceptional beauty. Send in your orders, friends.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Aledo is in the midst of a measles epidemic and more than 100 children have been withdrawn from the schools. No fatal cases have developed.

1908 -- 100 years ago
W. Maucker, chairman of the Democratic county committee, is in charge of the Jefferson Day banquet to be held tomorrow night at the Harper House.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Petitions to be addressed to Gov. Henry Horner and the Illinois General Assembly, urging repeal of the Illinois 3% sales tax, were in circulation in Rock Island today, after a meeting of retail merchants.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A Moline youth, David Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Gibson, 1852 25th St., was named as one of four top winners in Junior Achievement regional sales contest held yesterday afternoon in the Blackhawk Hotel, Davenport.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A military police officer from Moline has received the Army Commendation Medal for detaining and helping to lead to the arrest of a neo-Nazi follower. Spec. 4 John E. Blair, of the 529th Military Police Company, received the medal March 7 for detaining the neo-Nazi supporter outside the Heidelberg, Germany, Officers Club during an officers' ball Oct. 23.

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  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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