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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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