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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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