Today in history for Sunday, April 21, 2013


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Posted Online: April 20, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2013. There are 254 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The members of Rescue engine and Hope Hose Co. No. 2 arerequested to meet at the engine house this Tuesday evening.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Port Byron Academy has been left $1,000, according to termsof the will of Nathaniel Dorrance, probated today.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. T.E. Newland, of First Methodist Church, will be thegraduation speaker at exercises of Rock Island High School's senior class next month.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Tentative plans for a bridge party May 12 at the Peter Pan bakeryin Davenport were made by the alumnae chapter of Kappa Tau Sorority of AugustanaCollege last night in the home of Miss Frances Sackville, 2424 27th St.,Moline.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Tom Carpentier, of East Moline, mops his brow after becoming thefirst bowler in the 30-year history of the Argus Singles Handicap Classic to go over the1,200 mark. Carpentier's brilliant 1,213 total broke the old record – established last year –by 13 pins.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Robert Thomson, 1815 40th St., Rock Island, will appear onthe "Wheel of Fortune" television game show at 6:30 p.m. Friday on Channel 6. Mr.Thompson, an optician employed by Walman Optical Co. in Rock Island, taped the showin California on March 21. He made it to the bonus round and walked away from theshow with $10,900 in cash.















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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