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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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