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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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