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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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