Day in history for April 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Patrick Meighan has for sale a very choice assortment of family groceries; and also wines and liquors. Persons wishing to purchase will do well to call upon him, or his gentlemanly and accommodating clerks.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Tomorrow will be 'bock' beer day and those who are fond of the foaming beverage will be in their glory.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Judge R.W. Olmsted in county court today appointed John Trenaman and Louis Rahn as commissioners to act with Mayor Schaffer on the board of local improvements.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Mayor-elect Clarence E. Hodson today began consideration of the nearly nine hundred applications from persons seeking appointment to municipal position in Rock Island or jobs on the city street deparment crews.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Volunteers participated in the first of two Sunday work days held at YMCA Camp Hauberg, near Port Byron, for the camp's summer opening June 9. Volunteers included members of the Rock Island Agenda club, Student Optimists, Amici club, and friends of the YMCA.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Moving the contents of seven libraries must border on the impossible. But the Moline School District's five elementary librarians and Bob Disbrow, coordinator of audio-visual, library services, and Title I, moved some 30,000 books.

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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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