Day in history for April 13, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We are informed that there is a house on Jefferson Street, on the corner of the alley near the river, which is complained of as being one of ill-fame. The authorities should be on the alert and oust'em out.

1883 -- 125 years ago
At 3:30 this afternoon the thermometer registered 76 degrees in the shade. That's the high for April 13 it is believed.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island city hall was damaged this morning by fire which originated from a charcoal lamp which was being used by a tinner making repairs on the roof.

1933 -- 75 years ago
At a noon meeting of employees of Gibberman Brothers at the plant, Isadore I. Katz praised Clarence E. Hodson, Republican candidate for mayor of Rock Island, as a most suitable candidat1958 -- 50 years ago: Miss Arlynn Buder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Buder, Rock Island, will leave by plane Sunday for Juneau, Alaska. For the next two years she will be stationed at Anchorage, Alaska, as a nutrition counselor for the Alaska Department of Healt1983 -- 25 years ago: Three Moline school buildings (William Carr, Grant and McKinley) will be put on the market soon, after the board of education Tuesday night unanimously approved resolutions stating the schools have become 'unnecessary, unsuitable and inconvenient.'

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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