Day in history for April 14, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The bartender at the Island City Hall, who was hit with a chair by one of the rowdies there several weeks ago, is expected to recover.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Supervisors Blomberg and Vieriech have let the contract for a new roof for the courthouse to George Lee of Moline for $159.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Students of the elocution and conservatory departments of Augustana College gave a program last night before an audience that filled the chapel. 'The Merchant of Venice' was the principal number.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Golden Easter eggs. That's what Rock Island Post No. 200, American Legion, and its auxiliary are arranging to please the boys and girls for the community Easter egg hunt at Long View Park. There will be 100 golden eggs.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Sales of new and used autos in the Quad-Cities soared to a gross of $408,748.34 during the first two days of the nine-day 'You Auto Buy Now' campaign. Fifty-three new and 73 used cars were sold Friday and 31 new and 69 used were reported on Saturday.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Sixteen fathers and their daughters from Brownie Troop 19 of McKinley School in Moline met Saturday at Highland Park bowl for their annual Dad-Daughter date afternoon. The day included lunch, bowling, and a guided tour of the equipment pins set-up.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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