Day in history for April 26, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We are requested to say that a lecture will be delivered tomorrow at the Christian Chapel in Davenport by the Rev. Jonas Hartzell. His topic is 'What Has the Church To Do With Slavery?'

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Lumber Co. has filed a certificate of incorporation with capital stock listed at $25,000.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The second meeting in the interest of road improvement in the lower end of Rock Island County was held yesterday afternoon at the Rock Island Club.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island High School extemporaneous speaking season was brought to a conclusion when the Rock Island team defeated Moline High at Rock Island yesterday afternoon. Peter Denger placed first with a talk on the topic, 'Inflation.' Sidney Deutsch also of Rock Island, was second. His topic was 'Buy American.'

1958 -- 50 years ago
Two young bandits robbed the Joy State Bank about 10 this morning, escaping with an estemated $3,000. Witnesses and then turned north and east toward Aledo.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Gary Brown of Moline, superintendent of Arrowhead Ranch, has been appointed to the newly formed Juvenile Justice Commission that will allocate funds for juvenile justice programs in Illinois, Gov. James Thompson announced Monday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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