Day in history for April 2, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- The old friends of Capt. Brackett will be pleased to find the interesting letter we published from him today. It contains many items of interest on our Texan frontier.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- James Z. Mott, Democrat, was elected mayor of Rock Island by a plurality of 194 votes in yesterday's contest. The Democrats also elected a city attorney, treasurer and supervisor.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- A new ice cream factory is being built at 43rd St. and 6th Ave. It will be known as the L.Z. Emery Co.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island County's revenue from the Illinois sales tax which went to effect Saturday will be devoted to poor relief, it was announced this morning by the Board of Supervisors. It also was announced that the county will share in the advance of $3,725,000 to Illinois by the Reconstruction Finance Corp.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Richard Corken received his silver award at an Explorer Scout Post 4 court of honor at Frances Willard School last night.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- United Township High School's student newspaper, The Key, in competition at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb received a Golden Eagle award for newspaper excellence and several individual honors. Golden Eagles are presented to those papers scoring highest in overall judging.
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