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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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