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.

Back: Available days in April 2006




Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




(More History)