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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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