Today in history for Thursday, April 18, 2013


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Posted Online: April 17, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2013. There are 257 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: Several provoking typographical errors having occurred in ouritem about licenses by the board of supervisors, we reprint it today in a corrected form.
1888 — 125 years ago: Mrs. H.C. Cleaveland has returned from Galesburg, where shevisited her son, Harry Cleaveland, a student at Knox College.
1913 — 100 years ago: Pete Johnson, of Rock Island, has signed to play baseball as aninfielder this summer with the Clinton Club of the Three-I league.
1938 — 75 years ago: Nine dollars per hundred pounds is the top price for hogs,according to the Chicago market quotations today.
1963 — 50 years ago: Safe crackers in this vicinity appear to have found a new way tocrack safes. They drop them. Last night a safe at Younker Bros. Department Store, RockIsland, was dropped four floors down an elevator shaft to the concrete below. It splitopen. It contained an estimated $2,000.
1988 — 25 years ago: Lee McAllister, of Moline, received one of the 1988 NationalCommunity Service Awards from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).Mr. McAlister, a member of Black Hawk Unit of Illinois Retired Teacher Association,was selected by the board of directors for his outstanding volunteer contributions to thecommunity.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

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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