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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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