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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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