Day in history for April 4, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. Zeis is up to the times in the way of good clothing. He recently has received a fine stock of cloths ready to make up and also has on hand a fine assortment already made up.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Any kind of hay sold readily today on the market for $13 a ton. Several loads were brought over from Davenport.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Records of the Rock Island Post Office show that during March a new mark was set in the history of the office for volume of business.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- J.G. Ray was appointed chairman of the budget commission for the approaching Rock Island Community Chest drive.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- The Western Village, a tavern located at 4513 6th Ave., Rock Island, was closed by agents of the Internal Revenue office yesterday afternoon for non-payment of cabaret, and withholding taxes. The lein for non-payment of taxes totaled $4,218, including penalties and interest.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric employees continued to take late bill payments today as utility crews began shutting off customers. The utility has made plans to shut off 6,179 Illinois households. Customers who have received shutoff notices still can come in to either pay their bills or make arrangements for later payment.
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