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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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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