Deaths for April 28, 2013

Posted Online: April 27, 2013, 8:01 pm
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Anderson, John, 84, and Angelina, 82, Fort Myers, Fla.
Buck, Owen "Stan," 58, Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport.
Dasso, Betty J. Driskell, 69, Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Rock Island; Wheelan-Pressly, Rock Island.
Diederich, Eugene T. "Gene," Diederich, 88, Carbon Cliff; Esterdahl, Moline.
Garrison, Gerald, 73, Aledo; Speer, Aledo.
Grafton, Donald, 73, Colona; Schroder, Colona.
Kannenberg, Michael F., 67, East Moline; Van Hoe, East Moline.
Malone, Clyde L. "Pat," 92, Aledo; Fippinger, Aledo.
Morrison, Ann M., 67, Aledo; Bewley, Aledo.
Velando, Ricardo M., 68, LeClaire; Trimble, Moline.


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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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