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 Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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