Day in history for April 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Capt. Littler, with his company of soldiers destined for the Mormon country, is emcamped on the bluff in back of Davenport.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Wolf scalps are coming in quite plentifully this spring. Phillip Kane of Hampton added four to the county clerk's collection this morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Baseball Club, champion of the Three-I League, begins the defense of its title tomorrow afternoon in Cedar Rapids.

1958 -- 50 years ago
About 50 residents from Silvis Heights 1st and 2nd Additions last night expressed strong opposition to the City of Silvis extending water mains to the areas at an estimated cost of $51,7811983 -- 25 years ago: Nineteen bellringers wielding five octaves of English handbells will present a concert of sacred and secular music at 7 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church,. 1724 15th St. Moline. The public is invited.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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