Day in history for May 4, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We again call the attention of lovers of good ale to be the fact that Mr. Lewis, on Washington street, has a large stock of the best brand.

1883 -- 125 years ago
During the severe storm last night, lighting struck a large tree near school house No. 6 reducing the tree to kindling wood.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Weather will be prophesied by C.E. Foulhaber for two weeks, as J. M. Scherier, forcaster in charge of the local station at Davenport, has been called to Washington.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The announcement of the International Harvester company that plans have been formulated for the erection of a new manufacturing plant in East Moline adjacent to the company's large warehouses in that city is of importance.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Joline Henss, first winner of the Miss Moline Pageant, gave the 15 candidates for this year's title a few pointers on how to display poise in the 10th anniversary contest at Calvin Coolidge Junior High School auditorium.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The voices of 690 sixth graders from Moline schools surged under the direction of Kermit Wells, music coordinator, at the 13th annual Spring Festival at Wharton Field House. They performed a variety of music, ending with a patriotic finale in which the chorus formed a giant,lighted American flag.

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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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