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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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