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Richard Griffin Birthday April 11, 2014
Miller-Townsend Engagement April 10, 2014
Maynard-Harms Engagement April 10, 2014
Longest-Wright Engagement April 10, 2014
Claeys-Koster Engagement April 10, 2014
Richard and Sharon Needham Anniversary April 10, 2014
Ray and Marilyn Ethington Anniversary April 10, 2014
Myron and Ellie Stackhouse Anniversary April 10, 2014
Mike and Diane Edmund Anniversary April 10, 2014
Jerald and Judith Deutsch Anniversary April 10, 2014
Leta Link Birthday April 10, 2014
LaVerna Stromquist Birthday April 10, 2014
Gene Shipley Birthday April 10, 2014
Dean Ator Birthday April 10, 2014
Lawrence Timmerman Birthday April 7, 2014
Helen Laity Birthday April 3, 2014


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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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