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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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