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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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