Day in history for April 6, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday as a lager beer wagon was passing along opposite the Vermont Hotel, one of the 'bungs' came out. The lager flowed freely out of the cask, a waste of lager.

1883 -- 125 years ago
A considerable fall of snow last evening closed one of the most disagreable days ever experienced in this latitude in this part of the year.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The final speeches prior to the Rock Island election on the liquor question will be made tonight. Clarence Darrow of Chicago will speak for the Anti-Prohibition Society at the Illinois Theatre and Sam Small will address an audience for the Local Option League at the roller skating rink.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Real beer which abdicated 13 years ago when the federal prohibition law became effective, will return tomorrow to Rock Island. Beer cannot leave breweries until 12:01 o'clock Friday morning.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Miss Barbara Dunlap, grand worthy advisor of the Order of the Rainbow in Illinois, made her official visit to the Moline Assembly No. 22 in the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Paradise Theater soon will pass into the city's hand and then into history. The council voted to buy the venerable movie house, and it will be demolished and converted to green space.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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