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Aledo is in the midst of a measles epidemic and more than 100 children have been withdrawn from the schools.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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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