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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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