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: 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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