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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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