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 Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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