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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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