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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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