Day in history for April 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. A. Hemphill has just received a lot of F.V. Valentine And Co. patent enameled shirt collars, which are the most unique article extant.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At Trinity Episcopal Church the Rev. A.R. Allen, rector, preached on ''The Measure of Human Responsibility.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
By a party vote the City Council refused to confirm the appointment of John P. Sexton for chief of police. Just previous to the balloting, Mr. Sexton resigned as an alderman.

1931 -- 75 years ago
An Associated Press news story stated today that television images reproduced in a Chicago laboratory were nearly ''approaching the clearness of motion pictures.''

1956 -- 50 years ago
The proposal that the City of Rock Island establish a year around ban on dogs running at large was rekindled at last night's City Council. The city's present dog ordinance requires the dogs to be confined or kept on a leash from April 1 to Oct. 1.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Sixty-year-old Everett Carlstrom's paper boy-to-chemical engineer story spans nearly 50 years, from his days as a mail clerk and paper boy at The Daily Dispatch in the 1930s to his appointment as head senior chemical engineer at Lockheed Corp. in California.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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