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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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