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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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