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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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