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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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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