Day in history for April 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Those neat cottages belonging to Ben Harper on Jefferson St. are rapidly being completed. They will be nice houses for small families.

1883 -- 125 years ago
J.S. Gilmore has men at work today laying pipe from his pork house on 1st Ave. across 16th St. to the main sewer.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Augustana College is planning a rousing reception for governor John A. Johnson of Minnesota when he comes here May 1 as the guest of the college.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Objections raised by the Rock Island Baseball Club to a schedule which has the Islanders opening the 1933 season on the road brought a promise late yesterday that a change would be made. The amended schedule will give Rock Island its first game with Davneport May 11 at Douglas Park.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Higher total tax rates for 1957 and a huge boost in property valuations will work their inevitable result -- bigger tax bills -- for most taxpayers of Rock Island County.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-Cities first local public television station is scheduled to go on the air this fall. The equipment for WQPT-TV (Channel 24) began to arrive Sunday with the delivery of a $110,000 satellite dish antenna. The antenna is being installed on the Black Hawk college campus, the site of the station's temporary studios.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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