Day in history for April 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
There are at present a large number of dogs running at large. The mayor has the power at any time to appoint persons with special authority to kill all dogs found running at large, unless they are securely muzzled. It is believed that there are a number of mad dogs about.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Billboards throughout the city were almost total wrecks due to a heavy wind last night.

1908 -- 100 years ago
New uniforms of the Elks Baseball Assn. were distributed last evening at their regular meeting.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Official of Augustana College today stated the situation which yesterday resulted in suspension of the college for a year from the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, will probably be remedied before next fall.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island high school has its own one-man band in senior Bob Turner, Bob plays the piano, oboe, clarinet, tuba, pipe and electric organs, bass violin, accordion, tympani, and vibraphone. He hasn't studied extensively on any one of them, but because of his musicianship, he can handle all with ease and skill.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A toothpick inserted in a law book determined that Tony Copeland will continue to serve as village trustee and Craig Roberts will not. Copeland picked the long toothpick.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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