Day in history for April 16, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
There are several small buildings under way here. We want a good hotel, a fine church or two to add to the looks of this place. Our big brick school house looks lonely.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Henry Lidders received the Democratic nomination as alderman of the Third Ward last evening.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Honorable William Jennings Bryan was in Rock Island a few minutes at noon today, stopping on this way to Peoria, where he is to speak this evening.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island baseball club got off to a flying start last night in making definite arrangements for the start of the 1933 season. General admission in 1932 was 40 cents and now will be 25 cents for both men and women. Home games will be broadcast over radio station WHBF.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Plans have been completed for the planting of 3,000 more trees at the Loud Thunder Scout Reservation, near Andalusia, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Herbert T. Schaefer, scout executive of the Fort Armstrong Council, said today.

1983 -- 25 years ago
In hopes of establishing a new business organization, a group of people met and nominated a board to look over surveys sent out to Orion School District business people. Another meeting is scheduled April 29 at Feed Company Restaurant, Orion.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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