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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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