Day in history for April 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We have not received any telegraphic dispatches for two days because of the violent storm which has been taking place.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The annual campaign in the garden has been entered upon by everybody-except those who know by sad experience what it costs to raise each parsnip, beet and carrot.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island voters turned down the local option proposition by a purality of 1,859 ballots in yesterday's election.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island beer retailers played happy tunes on their cash registers last night as thousands of citizens and residents of Davenport and other Iowa cities indulged in an orderly celebration of the advent of 3.2 per cent beer.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Staff members, correspondents and special messengers of The Argus cooperated with personnel of station WHBF in bringing results of yesterday's primary election to the public in speedy fashion last night. 22 boys from Washington, Central and Franklin Junior High School served as special messengers.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island County Courthouse will not be used as a ballot collection point in the municipal election in order to get results to the public faster. Instead, election judges will return ballot boxes directly to the county building.

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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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