Day in history for April 22, 2004

1879 -- 125 years ago
Cambridge is now an anti-license town, having voted out saloons.

1904 -- 100 years ago
There are now 1,679 employees at Rock Island Arsenal, the largest number since the Spanish-American War.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Thousands visited the new junior department store of Schulte-United, Inc., as it opened for business at 1712-14 2nd Ave., Rock Island.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A public hearing on a request to expand the Immanuel Lutheran cemetery, 24th Avenue and 24th Street, Rock Island, highlights the agenda for the Rock Island city planning commission tonight. James W. Hawks, city planner, said the public hearing involves a request to expand the cemetery 500 feet south of the present cemetery limits.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Motorists will encounter more dust or mud as they drive along oiled township roads in Henry County this summer. There won't be enough money to pay for resurfacing all those 900 miles of roadway. The rampant escalation of the price of oil to do the job is the main reason. Road oil costs have risen from 13 cents a gallon in 1973 to 47 or 48 cents this year. It costs about $1,600 per mile for oil if two coats are applied. The township last year got $575 per mile in income from motor fuel tax money.

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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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