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.

Back: Available days in April 2006

Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

(More History)