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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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