Day in history for April 15, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
D.F. Kinney at his nursery near the city has all the sweet potato plants that may be wanted. The price is 50 cents for 100 plants.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The saw mills probably will commence operation tomorrow. When the saw mills start up, a great many workers will find employment.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Alderman last evening voted down the ordinances limiting saloons to one for every 500 population and the $1,000 saloon license fee by a vote of 9 to 5.

1933 -- 75 years ago
August Poelvoorde of East Moline was re-elected president of the Quad-City Association of Milk Dealers at a meeting of the board of directors yesterday. Herbert Michael of Davenport was chosen vice president and James Downing of Rock Island was elected treasurer.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Junius P. Califf was re-elected president of the Rock Island Board of Education at an organizational meeting of the board last night at the School Administration Bldg.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Virginia Voss, Davenport, has been named volunteer of the year of the Gallery Guild of the Davenport Art Gallery. She has given her time at the gallery for more than 10 years. Mrs. Voss is a weaver and is known for the wool scarves and stoles she makes that are sold through the gallery shop.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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