Day in history for April 28, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday we dropped in at the old Presbyterian Church and heard a rehearsal of Mr. H.N. Bennett's juvenile singing class. We were much delighted with the perfect harmony produced by upwards of 125 children.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Work of rebuilding the road bridge at Milan, which was destroyed by the recent flood, was progressing rapidly today.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Cora L. Eastman heard from her sister, Mrs. Ada Schwatka, announcing the safety of herself and her daughter Fredericka, at Ft. Baker, Calif.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt today dismissed charges brought against New York City Mayor James J. Walker by the City Affairs Committee, which charged the mayor with ''incompetence and neglect of duty.''

1956 -- 50 years ago
After 68 years, Theodore ''Ted'' Bornhoeft, Sr., Campbell's Island, has become a ''rock hound.'' Today, at 69, he is one of the most avid supporters of the fine art of spotting the inward beauty of a crusty rock.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Larry Schulte resigned as head basketball coach at Black Hawk College Monday. Schulte, who formerly coached at Sherrard, carved a 20-13 mark last season. Schulte declined to cite specific reasons when contacted this morning.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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