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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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