Day in history for April 28, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The name of James Blake was announced as an independent candidate for street commissioner in the third ward. He is a good Democrat, as is also Mr. Simmons who was nominated at the court house.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The high wind prevailing yesterday prevented the arrival of any rafters from points above. The evening is exceedingly cold and a frost is expected.

1907 -- 100 years ago
James F. Witter has been appointed city attorney by Mayor Schaffer and will enter upon his duties one week from Monday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
More than a hundred furloughed employees of the Silvis shops of the Rock Island Lines will take part in a community garden project being sponsored by the general relief committee of the railroad in Silvis.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the Hauberg Civic Center, 1300 24th St., Rock Island, will take place shortly after noon at the outset of an open house event.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Moline School Board took its first steps toward the use of micro-computers in its elementary and junior high schools. The board agreed to take bids on three micro-computers for its junior high schools. The computers, one for each junior high school, are expected to cost about $2,400 each.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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