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 are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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