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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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