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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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