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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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