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 Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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