Day in history for April 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Since the victory of the anti-license party, we have seen more drunken men about the streets than ever before. What does it mean?

1883 -- 125 years ago
Instead of leaning toward the river, 18th St. slopes toward 2nd Ave. and as a consequence is partly flooded today.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Tomorrow is the last day of service for the May term of the circuit court and many new cases are being filed this week.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Louis Andick was re-elected president of the Rock Island Hebrew Cemetery Assn. at the annual meeting of the association last night. Ben Kenter was re-elected vice president.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island branch of the National Biscuit Co. went into operation today as office and warehouse facilities were moved from Davenport to 104 10th St., Rock Island. The firm took over the facilities formerly occupied by the H.J. Heinz Co. The branch operation serves the area in a 75-mile radius of the Quad-Cities and employes approximately 35 persons.

1983 -- 25 years ago
James R. 'Bob' Currieo, national commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, plans to pay Geneseo VFW Post 5083 a brief visit April 30. The visit will be the first by a national VFW commander in the post's history, which spans nearly 40 years, local VFW officials say.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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