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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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