Day in history for May 13, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Police officers are looking for a man who stole some $40 from another fellow in a saloon on the levee. He is a short man with black hair and no whiskers. 1883 -- 125 years ago: A catfish weighing 47 pounds was caught in the Rock River near Milan this morning. 1908 -- 100 years ago: One person was killed, several injured and property damage to the extent of $50,000 in a violent windstorm in Rock Island, Mercer and Henry Counties yesterday. 1933 -- 75 years ago: A relief model of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, built by Dr. F. M. Fryxell, head of the department of geology at Augustana College, and Rudolph Edmund, student at Augustana, has been installed in the Hall of Science in Chicago. It is one of seven models which will constitute the exhibit of the United States National Park Service at the Century of Progress Exposition. 1958 -- 50 years ago: Commercial traffic on the Mississippi River through April 30 increased 14 per cent over a similar period last year, according to the Rock Island District Corps of Engineers. 1983 -- 25 years ago:CPR classes at Roosevelt School, Moline, were interrupted when it was discovered that the Rescusi-Annie, a dummy used to teach CPR was vandalized sometime Wednesday or Thursday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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