Today in history for Tuesday, April 16, 2013


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Posted Online: April 15, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Tuesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2013. There are 259 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The post office at Drury's Landing has been moved two and a halfmiles east to the house of Simon Essex, who has been appointed postmaster. This leavesthe northwest portion of the township with no mail accommodations.
1888 — 125 years ago: W.C. Browne, of Rock Island, has resigned as superintendent of theRock Island Plow Company.
1913 — 100 years ago: City Commissioner Archie Hart today appointed Tom Cox as adetective to succeed William Caulfield, who has resigned.
1938 — 75 years ago: The new engineer dredge, "Rock Island," which with its equipment represents an outlay of more than a million dollars, has started operations in Rock IslandDistrict of the Mississippi River.
1963 — 50 years ago: Harv Schmidt, who led Davenport West to a tie for second placein the Mississippi Valley Conference last winter, has been named as Moline's newbasketball coach, it was announced today.
1988 — 25 years ago: A new posh restaurant will open the first weekend in May indowntown Moline. Charles Moskowitz, of Moline, is completing elaborate plans for hisCharles-Michel restaurant, an upscale dining establishment to be located in the formerJosephson's Jewelry Store on 5th Avenue. "The menu will change from week to week andemphasis always will be on fresh ingredients. There's not even a freezer or a deep fryerin the place," he said.















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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