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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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