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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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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