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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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