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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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