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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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