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.'

Back: Available days in April 2008



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








(More History)