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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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