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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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