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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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