Day in history for April 7, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Heavy black silks have just been received at Judd And Boyle. They will be sold at much less than their former prices.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Captain John G. Butler has been assigned to duty at Rock Island Arsenal by the War Department. He had been stationed at the Arsenal at Watertown, Mass.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Both sides were confident of winning in today's local option election as interest mounted. Large crowds attended the meetings addressed by Clarence Darrow for the wets and Sam Small for the dry cause.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island legally sampled real beer today for the first time in 13 years. Sales were so brisk for a time that it was doubtful that the supply would meet the demand.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Lack of organization on the parts of individuals and groups within Rock Island District, Corps of Engineers, has been blamed by a waterways authority as the reason for 'the snake-like pace of progress in the development of authorized projects' in the district.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- A total of 7,138 Rock Island county men had registered with the Selective Service System as of Feb. 28. A total of 3,243 from Whiteside County and 2,654 from Henry County also have registered. Making a total of 13,000 for the three counties.
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