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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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